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Below is the playlist for March 01, 2012

01. Todd Farrell – Ninebullets Radio Intro
02. Lucero – Juniper
03. The Drive-By Truckers – Women Without Whiskey
04. McDougall – Gates Of Victory
05. Chuck Ragan – Let It Rain
06. The Porter Draw – Davey
07. American Anodyne – Bastard Son Of THe New Depression
08. American Graveyard – Common Ones
09. Two Cow Garage – Shoulda California
10. Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires – Roebuck Parkway
11. Leeroy Stagger – Summer Storm
12. Greenland Is Melting – Always
13. Clutch – The Regulator
14. Arliss Nancy – St. Forgot
15. John Moreland & The Dustbowl Souls – This Town Tonight

Bold = Request

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Episode 61: aired 03.01.2012


While I’ve never written about Leeroy Stagger here on ninebullets as a solo artist, I have written about E.S.P, his side project with Tim Easton and Evan Phillips (Whipsaws). Admittedly, I knew very little about Mr. Stagger before he sent me a copy of Little Victories and, sadly, the album sat in my computer room for many months more than it should have before I managed to give it a listen.

Leeroy has been doing this music thing for the better part of a decade now. And by better part, I mean every bit of it and maybe a little more. Last year he signed with Blue Rose Records and found success outside of his home country of Canada with his fifth release, Everything Is Real. Little Victories is 13 tracks of very little happiness and even less optimism, and plenty of analyzing the dirty side of life. Perfect for a warm glass of whiskey and some quiet time to feel sad. Sometimes it feels like the country singer-songwriter answer to The Counting Crows album August and Everything After, which I happen to love.

Leeroy Stagger – George’s Blues
Leeroy Stagger – Everyone’s On Drugs
Leeroy Stagger – Way Down The Bottom

Leeroy Stagger’s Official Site, Leeroy Stagger on Bandcamp, Buy Little Victories

Leeroy Stagger – Depression River

A buddy jumps into my car the other night on the way to a show over in Tampa. He immediately starts fiddling with my radio….I hate when people mess with my radio.

“what the fuck are you doing?”
“i want you to hear this cd on the way”
“fuck you and leave the radio alone. why didn’t you just burn me a copy anyway?”
“cause it would get lost in this mess you call a car. just shut the fuck up and listen”

He had me there, and as he turned up the volume, the opening guitars of “Where I Live” drowned out any possible rebuttal I could have offered up. As the song continued, it began to tell a story of a town really reminiscent of where I grew up, except that my town was named after a vegetable instead of a woman’s name, and by the time Depression River began, I turned up the radio a little more.

Leeroy Stagger is a 23 year old Canadian. Depression River (released in Sept. 2006), his fourth cd in as many years, was produced by John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas). It is a pretty straightforward bar room country-infused rock and roll album….or rock-infused country….definitely one of the two. Think one of Ryan Adams’ rock personalities or Neil Young/Springsteen type stuff and you are heading in the right direction. Or you could just check out these mp3’s I ripped from my friend’s cd, which I stole from his drunk ass later that night.

Oh yeah. I roll like that…

Leeroy Stagger – Where I Live
Leeroy Stagger – Depression River
Leeroy Stagger – One of the Lucky Ones

Leeroy Stagger’s Official Site, Leeroy Stagger on myspace, Buy Depression River