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Leeroy Stagger’s last stand with current band

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If you’re going to leave, you might as well be on high note.

 An Aug. 21Leeroy Stagger and the Wildflowers. Photo by Richard Amery performance at the Slice was likely the last for the current lineup of Leeroy Stagger and the Wildflowers as bassist Tyson Maiko and drummer Kyle Harmon are more than likely moving on to other pursuits.

While Leeroy Stagger can play it mellow, this definitely wasn’t the case as they came on full bore and didn’t stop for the entire show. Some of the highlights were upbeat country numbers like “Hell of a Life, ” “I Believe In Love,” and one that sounded like “Count Me Out.”

They ended their upbeat first set with “Stormy” off of his CD “Everything is Real.” And I haven’t heard them play a tighter show.

The second set featured several special guests including  Matt Robinson who sang a decent rendition of Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer.”  Paul Kype also joined  the band on stage to add some excellent guitar, while Stagger’s new guitarist played lap steel.

The band played an impressively tight and upbeat set. Stagger is back at the Slice with the Highway 3 Roots Revue, Dec. 19 with Dave McCann and John Wort Hannam.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 August 2010 10:54 )  
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