× Jerry Leger's "Nothing Pressing" tour is starting this weekend

Jerry Leger's "Nothing Pressing" tour is starting this weekend

12-04-2022

Born in the mid-80s, singer-songwriter Jerry Leger came of age in the Upper Beaches area of Toronto. Surrounded by music from a young age, his grandfather first turned him onto Hank Williams, constantly playing the youngster a plethora of the honky tonk master’s great recordings. Although Williams’ voice came from another world in terms of time, geography, and class, Leger was intrigued by the ways that Williams’ songs told a story and often conjured up mysterious images in his head. Other seminal influences were slowly added including John Lennon (and the Beatles), Bob Dylan, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leonard Cohen, Elvis Costello, Neil Young, the Everly Brothers, Tom Waits, and Gordon Lightfoot.

Songs from the Apartment, Leger's latest output, was a stripped-down lo-fi affair recorded in Leger’s home using a cheap tape recorder with an internal microphone. Leger often times finds himself at a loss as to explain the source of his songs. He feels his songwriting, while clearly drawing on experiences filtered through a panoply of influences, often verges on being a supernatural experience. Over the course of the eleven songs on Nothing Pressing, the songwriter’s songwriter engages with questions of existence, mortality, hope, trust and heartbreak while simultaneously conjuring feelings of isolation, reflection, longing and gratitude. 

Leger often times finds himself at a loss as to explain the source of his songs. He feels his songwriting, while clearly drawing on experiences filtered through a panoply of influences, often verges on being a supernatural experience. Over the course of the eleven songs on Nothing Pressing, the songwriter’s songwriter engages with questions of existence, mortality, hope, trust and heartbreak while simultaneously conjuring feelings of isolation, reflection, longing and gratitude. 

Paired with such evocative lyrics are wonderfully crafted melodies, soulful vocals and the spirit and energy of a mature songwriter, comfortable in his skin and growing as an artist with every release. Nothing Pressing serves a wonderfully refreshing tonic in troubling times.

With Songs From the Apartment and Nothing Pressing Jerry Leger and the Situation will your Europe again starting this weekend:

16/04: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
19/04: Malmö, SWE - Medley
20/04: Örebro, SWE -  STÅ Pinxtos
21/04: Oslo, NO - Krøsset
22/04: Rungebu, No - Arnemoen Gård
23/04: Trondheim, NO - Moskus
24/04: Stockholm, SWE - Melodybox
26/04: Norderstedt, DE - Music Star
27/04: Deventer, NL - Burgerweeshuis
29/04: Groningen, NL - Der Aa-Theater
01/05: Utrecht, NL - Cafe De Stad
03/05: Birkenhead, UK - Future Yard
04/05: Winchester, UK - The Railway Inn
05/05: London, UK - The Green Note
06/05: Nottingham, UK - The Angel Microbrewery
07/05: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
10/05: Sant Feliu De Guixols, ESP - Las Vegas
11/05: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club
12/05: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues
13/05: Hondarribia, ESP - Psilocybenea
14/05: Madrid, ESP - Fun House 

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