Review of Jerry Leger – Early Riser (Latent Recordings)

Jerry LegerOn his seventh record in the last nine years, Toronto country troubadour Jerry Leger shows no signs of slowing down. Leger is the quintessential storyteller, contemplating the Canadian Dream on album opener “Factory Made” while he lays his insecurities on the line on “To Let Me Go.” It is that vulnerability that makes the recordssuch a fascinating listen.With production by Cowboy Junkies Mike Timmins, Early Riser is the perfect combination of great musicianship and outstanding songwriting. It is not always easy to top yourself but Leger proves once again that his best days are anything but behind him.