Jerry Leger :: Nothing Pressing  

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Het echte leven van de Canadees Jerry Leger begon met zijn opa die hem kennis liet maken met de muziek van Han Williams. Later kwamen daar John Lennon, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Everly Brothers, Tom Waits en Gordon Lightfoot bij. In 2005 bracht hij als 19-jarige zijn eerste album uit. Een kleine tien jaar later werd hij opgepikt door het label van de Cowboy Junkies. Michael Timmins, leider van die groep, is ook de producer van Nothing Pressing, het voorlopige hoogtepunt in Leger’s carrière. Kale akoestische nummers worden afgewisseld met Crazy Horse-achtige elektrische rockers. Meeslepende en ontroerende muziek. Betere platen dan Nothing Pressing zullen er in 2022 verdomd weinig verschijnen.
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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.
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Tracks
01. Nothing Pressing
02. Kill It With Kindness
03. Recluse Revisions
04. Wait a Little Longer
05. Still Patience
06. Underground Blues
07. Have You Ever Been Happy
08. With Only You
09. Sinking In
10. A Page You’ve Turned
11. Protector
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Bio
BIO Jerry Leger Nothing Pressing by Rob Bowman(1).pdf
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Recensie DvhN 
recensie jerry leger.pdf
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Links
https://jerryleger.com
https://latentrecordings.com/jerry-leger
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