New Album DONLANDS Out Now on Latent Recordings

Credit: Scott Doubt

“Heartache has rarely sounded so haunting.” UNCUT


Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger makes a much-anticipated return to the UK with his band The Situation for shows in May, giving audiences the first opportunity to savour live, tracks from his acclaimed new album Donlands, out now on Latent Recordings. Leger, who is building a growing fanbase on these shores, will play dates as follows:

May 15 – Union Music Store, Lewes, UK

May 16 – Railway Inn, Winchester
May 17 – Wood Festival, Oxford
May 18 – Artisan Tap, Stoke-On-Trent
May 19 – St. Mary’s Creative Space, Chester*
May 20 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
May 21 – Glad Cafe, Glasgow
May 22 – Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham
May 23 – Cluny 2, Newcastle
May 24 – The Chapel @ Angel Microbrewery, Nottingham
May 26 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester*
May 27 – Green Note, London

*support: Toria Wooff


The UK run is part of a European tour which also takes in The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

In a sneak preview of the live set, Leger and The Situation recently recorded live off the floor “I Was Right To Doubt Her”, a stand-out track from Donlands. Watch the video here:

 “I Was Right To Doubt Her” (The Influences session) –

As Toronto’s music scene has grown in stature on the world stage, singer/songwriter Jerry Leger has been making his own significant contributions. A favourite of Uncut Magazine (“The gently sardonic, arch wordplay and country-rock twang recall Nick Lowe.”) and Rolling Stone, Leger has also earned the praise of fellow artists Ron Sexsmith (“he’s the real deal”) and Doug Paisley, while maintaining a long relationship with Cowboy Junkies as part of their Latent Recordings roster, with their songwriter/guitarist Michael Timmins often serving as producer.

On his new album Donlands, which is released once again on the Cowboy Junkies’ Latent record label, Leger took a different approach, teaming up with legendary Canadian producer/engineer Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Neil Young), whose trademark atmospheric sound adds an entirely new dimension to Leger’s approach. Named after the street in Toronto’s east end where it was recorded, in what once was the Donlands Theatre, Donlands presents Jerry Leger as he’s never been heard before.

For Jerry Leger, the search for the elusive creative spark remains never-ending, but there are always new routes to explore in getting to it. With Donlands, he has made an album that stands as one of the peak moments in an already towering body of work.