The Carleton is very pleased to offer up a night of great, country-tinged music in a triple bill that sees The Thomas Stajcer Band, Toronto’s Jerry Leger and our own Laura Merrimen teaming up on Tuesday, October 16th. Show time is 8 PM and admission is only going to be $5 at the door.
From Halifax, Nova Scotia via hockey-stick making Hespeler, Ontario, Thomas Stajcer’s debut is a country & western tour of doubt and regret that culminates in the ultimate question: Will I Learn To Love Again?
“Stajcer’s debut has arrived, and it’s a full country opus. Looks like we got us another country outlaw here, with some rough and ready real stuff, like those Waylon and Willie hits of back in the day.” – Bob Mersereau (Top 100 Canadian Blog)
Judging by music journalism these days, it seems that ever since “post-punk,”we’ re living in a “post-everything” world. So why not just start over again from the beginning? It’ s easy to feel that way when listening to Jerry Leger’ s brilliant new album Nonsense And Heartache, because that’ s precisely what it suggests through its combination of primal rock and roll, and raw, confessional balladry.
Through persistence and patience, Jerry has been finding his own home within the Canadian music establishment, earning his place in the pantheon of this country’s great singer/songwriters. Nonsense And Heartache brings him one very significant step closer.
Laura Merrimen has just returned to Halifax from Toronto and has recently released her latest album, This Time & From Now On. We’re happy to have her back in the city and doubly glad that she’s back on The Carleton stage!