Americana singer-songwriter Jerry Leger has shared Live From Paradise, a four-song collection of recordings from his May 31st, 2022, show at Toronto’s stunning Paradise Theatre.
“We were grateful to see a packed house in still uncertain times,” shares Jerry.
This performance ended up being Jerry’s first hometown show since Lee’s Palace in November 2019. So much had happened since that show, including a new album, Nothing Pressing (2022), and a change in the band lineup after more than a decade.
“Fresh off of a 5-week European/UK tour, we had multiple things to celebrate and wanted to properly capture it,” says Jerry.
The live EP includes “The Big Smoke Blues” (watch the live video here), “With Only You”, “Factory Made,” and the album single “Corner Light.”
“This is my favourite song from my Time Out For Tomorrow (2019) album and probably would have been a single if COVID hadn’t interrupted things,” shares Jerry. “Like most of the songs, it’s evolved musically in concert and the band gives it their all. I think this version really puts you into the feel and vulnerability of the lyrics.”
My name is Jerry Leger. I’m a singer-songwriter, born and raised in the east end of Toronto, where I still am.
It’s an EP with a few tracks taken from our performance at Paradise Theatre in Toronto in May of last year. There’s also beautiful footage of it. Two videos are up on the YouTube channel now. It was our first show after a five-week European and UK tour and our first hometown performance since late 2019.
It really depends. Sometimes it’s pure imagination, sometimes inspiration, sometimes real, sometimes a version of reality. I just keep my ears and eyes open. You never know when someone will say something interesting.
I’m playing a few solo shows in Ontario this March. On the 1st, I’ll be at a cool little bookstore called Sellers & Newel in Toronto that puts on shows. They kind of have a house concert vibe. I’m gonna use the opportunity to only play new songs. March 10th, I’ll be in Peterborough at Jethro’s for an early performance (6 pm-8 pm), followed by March 11th in Trenton at Old Church Theatre. Tickets are on sale now for the latter. Always love playing the Church.
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