Folk Roots Radio Episode 512: feat. Jerry Leger… In Conversation – Time Out For Tomorrow

Folk Roots Radio Episode 512: feat. Jerry Leger... In Conversation - Time Out For Tomorrow

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Jerry Leger was supposed to be on tour in Europe this spring in support of his ninth studio album “Time Out For Tomorrow”, but unfortunately, like the rest of us, he is sheltering at home as we wait out the first wave of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Jerry’s been keeping busy playing some livestream shows, and he’s just released a surprise 10 track lo-fi collection “Songs From The Apartment”, recorded solo at home. These are songs that Jerry had written, quickly demoed but never released. They are out in the world now, and some of them, like a lot of Jerry’s music, are really, really good. Join us on Episode 512 of Folk Roots Radio… as we go In Conversation with Jerry Leger to chat about his music, and both new albums. Check out the full playlist below.


“Time Out For Tomorrow” is Toronto based Jerry Leger’s third collaboration with producer Michael Timmins from the Cowboy Junkies, and the ninth studio album he has produced since starting out in 2005. Although Time Out For Tomorrow is not be as expansive as his previous Timmins produced effort, the acclaimed 2017 double album “Nonsense And Heartache” – one of one of our favourite albums of that year, it is still a perfect example of what does best. Great songs, beautiful recorded in Michael Timmins capture-the-moment production style with fine support from Jerry’s longtime band ‘The Situation’ and a few special guests.

“I got the name for the album from an early ‘60s dime store collection of science fiction short stories a friend gave me,” he explains. “Everything around me seems like science fiction these days, and the phrase ‘Time Out For Tomorrow’ fit these songs and my mood in one way or another.”

As well as his solo work, and appearances with his band The Situation, Jerry Leger also makes music with revolving door side projects The Del Fi’s and The Bop Fi’s with whom he has made three albums. including 2015’s very well received Del Fi’s album Crowd Pleaser.

Songs From The Apartment is a lo-fi collection of Jerry Leger songs recorded solo at home, most of which had been written, quickly demoed and forgotten about. The performances are relaxed, intimate and raw. A surprise digital-only album, Songs From The Apartment was released during Spring 2020’s days of Covid-19 self-isolation and is now available on Bandcamp.

Jerry Leger was expecting to be on tour in Europe this spring. That tour has tentatively been rescheduled for 2021. Jerry Leger has also released “Too Broke To Die”, a European-only compilation aimed at Leger’s growing fan base in Britain and the EU.

For more information about the music of Jerry Leger, visit

If you enjoy the music we play on this show and want to support the artists – many of whom aren’t able to play live at the moment because of the Covid-19 pandemic, don’t just stream their music – that earns them much less than a penny per play. Instead, buy their music – and really make a difference to their income. They’ll love you for it!


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Nicolas & The Iceni (Theme)
Lucy She Rises
Roll Right (2019, self)

Jerry Leger
Her Train Of Thought
Songs From The Apartment (2020, Self) CDN

Interview: Jerry Leger discussing his career in music, and latest albums “Time Out For Tomorrow” (2019, Latent Recordings) and “Songs From The Apartment” (2020, Self).

Jerry Leger
Tomorrow In My Mind
Time Out For Tomorrow (2019, Latent Recordings) CDN

Jerry Leger
Burchell Lake
Time Out For Tomorrow (2019, Latent Recordings) CDN

Jerry Leger
Canvas Of Gold
Time Out For Tomorrow (2019, Latent Recordings) CDN

Jerry Leger
Poor Man’s Farewell
Songs From The Apartment (2020, Self) CDN

Jerry Leger
That Ain’t Here
Time Out For Tomorrow (2019, Latent Recordings) CDN

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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