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Leeroy Stagger / Press

“If life was fair and there was some sense of balance in the universe, Leeroy Stagger would be as big as Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, or the newly anointed Ryan Bingham. He combines great songwriting with a classic perspective on rock and roll that reaches back through grunge, punk, classic rock, R&B and rockabilly. This diversity is what makes Stagger special. He is a true original, yet indebted to a tradition that he continues, one record, one gig, and one song at a time.”

“Little Victories is the sound of a man and his band at the top of their game. The songwriting is top notch, the playing is extremely tight and you can feel the intensity behind every strum and every line.”

“» Contemplating Little Victories Leeroy Stagger has long been the sort of songwriter to lay his soul bare, documenting the hard times along with the smooth. Along the way, Stagger's sometimes been pegged as coming at music with an alt-country bent, but that claim might be made more because of the confessional lyrics then any over-arching sound. Sure, a childhood of country songs makes itself known at times, but so does a youth spent playing punk rock, and Stagger is just as likely to sing a lonely tune over a back-porch strum as he is to drop into a Beatles-like pop melody or a bit of tough rock 'n' roll.”

“As a music fan, Little Victories also plays like a love letter to some of the greats. It’s hard to ignore the nod to Ryan Adams and Steve Earle on “Hardtown”, the tip of the cap to Lennon he delivers on the closing piano ballad, “Love Will Let You Down” or even the classic rock punch you get from the guitars on “Waste of a Wedding.” And that’s exactly what makes this record. From start to finish, it feels like Stagger put every ounce of himself into each melodies and each couplet.”