Hillside Summer Festival 2017
July 14 - 16
By turns confessional and narrative, the tunes here are presented in an unadorned performance and production style that throws their lyrical and melodic content into sharp relief. It’s edgy and cartoony; country and rock 'n' roll. Name-checking this material influence-wise would include some fine artists such as Joe Ely, Warren Zevon and Townes Van Zandt. Lucas Stagg measures up well against such vintage stuff while projecting his own clear style, no mean feat in itself.