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Jerry Leger: Captured with one microphone late one night…..

Jerry Leger - Sweep It Under The Rug

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Jerry Leger is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Canada. Jerry Leger has been called «one of Canada’s best» by Exclaim, a «gifted storyteller» by The Toronto Star and «One of the best Canadian songwriters» by Rolling Stone. Ron Sexsmith, Jim Lauderdale and Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies are known fans.

Sweep It Under The Rug is a piano ballad and the fine artist Jerry Leger want that the world should be aware of his new single!

Leger have planned a comprehensive touring where he starts in Sweden but he also comes to Norway!

20/04: Orebro, SWE – STA Pinxtos

21/04: Oslo, NO – Krosset

22/04: Ringebu, NO – Arnemoen Gard

23/04: Trondheim, NO – Moskus

24/04: Stockholm, SWE – Melodybox

26/04: Norderstedt, DE – Music Star

29/04: Groningen, NL – Der Aa-Theater

01/05: Utrecht, NL – Cafe de Stad

04/05: Winchester, UK – The Railway Inn

05/05: London, UK – The Green Note

06/05: Nottingham, UK – Old Cold Store

07/05: Glasgow, UK – Broadcast

10/05: Sant Feliu De Guixols, ESP – Las Vegas Hall

11/05: Valencia, ESP – Loco Club

12/05: Zaragoza, ESP – Rock & Blues Club

13/05: Madrid, ESP – Wurlitzer Ballroom

14/05: Hondarribia, ESP – Psilocybenea

Some statement about Jerry Leger:

“Jerry Leger has that spark in him that all the great songwriters have. He’s the real deal.” – Ron Sexsmith

“Great songs, great voice…right in my wheelhouse of music.” – Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Bash & Pop)

“One of the best Canadian songwriters.” – Rolling Stone

“Compelling stories and great energy I’ve come to rely on from this talented and prolific songwriter. Take the time to listen to Jerry Leger.” – Doug Paisley

“…from the top drawer.” – UNCUT

The single Sweept Under The Rug will also appear as a digital bonus-track on the Deluxe Edition of Leger’s 2019 album Time Out For Tomorrow and as an extra-track on the limited edition red vinyl release of 2020’s home-recorded album Songs From The Apartment. The 2020 track Read Between The Lines from the critical acclaimed album Time Out Of Tomorrow,

The new piano ballad arrives after the announcement of Leger’s European and UK Spring 2022 tour, rescheduled from 2020. Sweep It Under The Rug was recorded in the same fashion as the rest of Songs From The Apartment, captured with one microphone late one night in his Toronto apartment on a corner piano. It’s an intimate ballad about a couple who both realize they’ve been leading secret lives during their long relationship. They still feel love and dependence on each other, so they decide to carry on and agree to “kiss and tell” when they feel ready. On this indie-folk track, you can hear a faint influence of such ballad-experts as Randy Newman and big Leger supporter, fellow Canadian, Ron Sexsmith. Sweep It Under the Rug will be part of the 18-track download of bonus songs included in the deluxe edition of Time Out For Tomorrow. It also will close the short-run vinyl edition of Songs From The Apartment. The track Factory Made,

Songs From The Apartment was a surprise release during the first COVID-19 lockdown in Toronto, in late March 2020. Songs From The Apartment was initially only available digitally, and consists entirely of demos that Leger had recorded over the years in his home in Toronto’s Little India. The intimate performances struck a chord with many fans who were stuck at home and filled with anxiety. “All shows were cancelled or postponed and it was almost therapeutic for me getting this record together. It also went from being just a surprise record for the fans at a difficult time for all of us, to becoming a favourite of mine. I like having an album like this, completely solo, when you can hear songs recorded at home right after they were written. Not knowing if anyone beyond myself would hear it. It naturally allows a relaxed and uninhibited performance.”

2019 release the album received praise from the legendary Rolling Stone, Uncut, American Songwriter, Americana UK, The Arts Desk, and fellow Canadian songwriters Doug Paisley and Ron Sexsmith. It’s the third album in a row produced by Michael Timmins and released on the Cowboy Junkies’ record label, Latent Recordings. Other bonuses included in the deluxe of Time Out For Tomorrow is the album on vinyl, flexi-disc record of Leger’s previous single (and Time Out For Tomorrow outtake) Jumped In The Humber, a limited edition sticker and autographed poster. This edition will only be available for order from the official website store. For fans who already own Time Out For Tomorrow, the deluxe edition will also be available to order excluding the vinyl.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5786 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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