the Stagger & Sway
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Americana with a Rock and Roll Temper.
Through wicked curves and twisting turns, the Stagger and Sway delivers acoustic-driven Americana with a Rock and Roll temper thats both off-kilter and spot-on.
Centered around songwriter Mike Lasts intimate melodies, ear-catching lyrics, and unique bite, this Eugene, OR four-piece lands somewhere in
the spectrum between Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, delivering smart under-stated, impeccably crafted songs with skilled precision and
"Rooted in Americana and alternative country, delivered with a noticeable edge in Lasts conversational vocals
(Northwest Indie Music.com)
The Stagger and Sway tours the Pacific Northwest as showgoers find themselves leaning incaptivated by vivid lyricsthen, surrendering to a raucous swell, stomping their feet and drumming on tables.
Following the Time Changes EP, their first full-length album Break Til You Bend blends country-bent ballads (Wyoming) with angular power-pop (Loudmouth Ideas), and anthemic rock (Sh*t Adv*ce) with addictively heartbreaking melodies (Eyes like David Bowie).
the Stagger and Sway is:
Mike Last - acoustic guitar, vocals
Jerry "Groove" Abelin - upright bass, vocals
Ken Howe - drums
Brian Patrick - electric guitar