If you parse Bob Dylan through PubRock you get probably Nick Lowe and if you parse Lowe back through Dylan you get Jerry Leger, the Toronto-based singer-songwriter. We at SlowCity.ca are fans of the man and happy to see Leger has announced the release of a double album, Nonsense and Heartache. The 2 fer drops March 31 on Latent Records with sees Leger working again with Michael Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies.
“Mike came up with the idea of doing a double album, but it’s really two different records – Nonsense and Heartache – packaged into one. He had the idea to record one album as electric, bluesy, dirty rock and roll, with James and I on electric guitars, Dan on electric bass and Kyle bashing away. The other album was intended to be more of a singer/songwriter record with me on acoustic guitar or piano, James on fiddle or lap steel, Dan on upright and Kyle using brushes and percussion," says Leger.
The first single, Big Smoke Blues, is available.