Doors at 8:30 p.m., Show at 9 p.m.
$10 at the door
Jerry Leger, his band the Situation (James McKie, Dan Mock, Kyle Sullivan) organist Jeff Heisholt, Aaron Comeau on piano and backup vocalists (Carleigh Aikins, Tamara Lindeman, Ivy Mairi) recently recorded Early Riser, already album number seven in a remarkably young career. It’s the first to be produced and released on Latent Recordings by Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies, a man who unquestionably knows his way around a song.
Ben Somer is a gifted songwriter with a knack for storytelling. His works are painstakingly candid snap-shots of the day-to-day which bring to mind the great songwriters of a bygone era. Armed with a razor-sharp wit and a gift for brevity, Somer crafts beautifully compelling songs that are as heartbreaking as they are tongue-in-cheek. His music has travelled across the country via radio, television, internet, and relentless touring. Part of a new generation of artists carrying on the Great Canadian Songwriting Tradition, Ben has performed hundreds of concerts ranging from intimate living room shows - playing to a handful of attentive listeners - to larger music festivals where he’s shared the stage with world-class artists. The future looks promising for the young musician, who has already garnered critical acclaim, and with a third studio album forthcoming it seems that Somer is well on his way to joining the ranks of Canada’s songwriting elite.