Published Apr 30, 2013It's been less than a year since Canadian roots-rock songwriter Leeroy Stagger released Radiant Land, but already the Lethbridge, AB-based musician is back with album number eight. Truth Be Sold will arrive on June 4 through Gold Lake Records.
The album was produced by Los Lobos member Steve Berlin at Mystery Machine Studios in Portland, OR. It includes brand new material, along with re-recorded songs from Stagger's archives that were selected by Berlin. The results play out as a "journey through Stagger's punk rock past and roots rock present" that includes fuzzy guitars and Berlin's baritone sax playing.
You'll hear those elements in the stomping "Goodnight Berlin," which is streaming at the bottom of this page.
Stagger will promote Truth Be Sold with a Canadian tour that includes stops in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. See the 13-date schedule below the tracklist.
Truth Be Sold:
2. Goodnight Berlin
4. Cities on Fire
5. Break My Heart
7. The Other Half
8. Sold Down the River
10. Have a Heart
5/19 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
5/29 Salt Spring Island, BC - Treehouse Cafe
5/30 Duncan, BC - Garage Showroom
5/31 Vancouver, BC - Fairmont Hotel
6/1 Victoria, BC - Solstice Cafe
6/6 Red Deer, AB - The Hideout
6/7 Edmonton, AB - The Haven
6/8 Calgary, AB - Palomino
6/27 Toronto, ON - Dakota Tavern
6/28 Kemptville, ON - The Branch
6/29 Wentworth Nord, QC - Rickks Room
7/1 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Jazz Festival
7/2 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo