Lethbridge musician Leeroy Stagger is a busy man. In addition to raising his new son, running his own furniture company and recording other musicians’ projects in his Rebeltone Studios, he has released his tenth CD “Dream it All Away.”
He recorded some of it in his own studio and other parts of it with producer/ guitarist Russell Broom in the Broom Closet Studio in Calgary as well as in the Station in Calgary.
“It’s probably my most personal CD,” said Stagger who plays the Geomatic Attic, May 30.
“ I have a child now and my own childhood came out in the writing of the record,” he continued adding despite some cheerful titles like “Something Beautiful” and Happy Too” the lyrics explore some darker themes and stories.
“ On Something Beautiful, I wanted to write about something a little more deep. “Happy Too” is about suffering from depression and character dealing with depression and is getting treatment who just wants to be happy too,” he said.“Living In America” was inspired a by a trip to Chicago last year to play a couple of shows with Steve Earle. He walked around the city and saw the poverty on the streets and observed each of the people he met had a story to tell. He also submitted the song to the Calgary Folk Fest songwriting competition.
Stagger is planning a big Canadian tour in May and June to support the album, which was released May 12.