As a singer-songwriter, Daniel Léger released his first album, La route m'appelle, in 2004 following a stay at the École nationale de la chanson de Granby. Winner of the Gala de la chanson de Caraquet in 2002, he made a strong entrance on the musical scene in Acadie. In 2003, he joined the house band Borlico at the Pays de la Sagouine, with whom he recorded the album Appel à la tradition, released in 2005.
In 2009, Daniel, along with Mario Robichaud, won the theme song contest of the World Acadian Congress with Enfin retrouvés, which he performed with Wilfred LeBouthillier, Oumou Soumaré and Anna Laura Edmiston. He also released Équilibre, which was nominated for Country Album of the Year at the 2010 ADISQ gala.
In 2013, Daniel and his father transformed a barn into an intimate performance space by the sea in St-Thomas de Kent, New Brunswick. Known as La Grange du chaviré, Daniel performs there over the summer with various guest artists.
The same year, he received the Edith Butler Award and released his third country album, Chaviré.
In August 2018, Daniel released his fourth album, Groundé, recorded at MRC Studios in Memramcook.
Heavily influenced by the outlaw country music of the 1970s, the album captures that distinct sound that comes only from being recorded on tape and not strictly digital.
Blues et cowboy is Léger’s the most recent album. He describes it as an honest examination of the raw emotions faced by a performer after the show, when it’s late and the façade falls away. The eleven acoustic songs capture the feeling of an intimate fireside performance with the Acadian country artist.
Daniel Léger has the ability to captivate the listener. The gifted singer-songwriter knows how to use language to best express his thoughts and observations.
Daniel's lyrics deal with current events and topics that are relevant to us all, such as ecology, getting back to our roots, political engagement, travel and relationships, and even mental health.
His songs have a raw, down-to-earth quality, with honest lyrics and melodies you can’t shake.
Léger is recognized by his peers as a talented and prolific songwriter with more than a hundred songs to his credit. George Belliveau, Mario Robichaud, Christien Belliveau, Danny Boudreau, Wilfred Le Bouthilier, TroisElle and Annie Blanchard are among those who have co-written with Daniel and/or recorded his songs.
Daniel participates in several SOCAN Songwriters' Circles and has sponsored emerging artists at the provincial school competition Accros de la chanson on two occasions and at the Sommet de la chanson de Kedwick in 2007 and 2008. He also offers writing workshops for all ages.