A voice able to channel this tension into a sound that can’t strictly be called country, blues or rock and roll, but a bastard offspring of all three. - Jason Schneider review of 'Off We Go'
Stagg is a powerhouse songwriter...perhaps one of Canada’s best. He has refined his craft, (and his band), into the well-oiled machine that has been burning down crowds nightly. - Patrick Finch – The Record
Stunning songwriting. A triumph of modern melodic folk rock. - Hamilton Blues review of 'Good Things'
A tiny, perfect portrait of falling in love in the market: “Standing on Augusta in a breezy summer dress/ Showing me around the scene/ it all starts making sense.” - West End Phoenix on ‘Kensington Girl’ - 33 Songs From Toronto
Lucas Stagg is The Junction Troubadour. A mainstay of the Toronto scene known for his stellar songwriting & honest vocal delivery, backed by soothing fingers on an old Gibson acoustic and intertwined with sugar sweet harmonica melodies. - Josh Piché - Canopy Music Theatre
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. 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. Whether it’s the James Burton chug of ‘Hell Bent’ or the straight-up cautionary tale ‘Doin’ Time’, the order of the day is sharp playing, strong clear vocal harmonies and melodies that stick in the mind. - Production: A / Performance: A - Rod Nicholson – Scene Magazine review of 'Lucas Stagg'
Lucas Stagg is a roots rock hopeful to watch. - Neil McDonald – Exclaim! Magazine
Stagg’s talent is in full-force on Stubborn Moon; It’s edgy and cartoony; country and rock. Stagg’s humour is on display (listen to ‘Ray’), and songs like ‘Jody’ are out to showcase his talent. The album scores in multiple instruments; melodies etched over stories of life and love. Whether you press play on a ballad like ‘When Do We Open Our Eyes?’ or you choose to fist pump to ‘Single File Line’, the end result will always remain the same – you’ll press play again and again. Scouring gigs up the strip in Toronto, the Tri-Cities or across Eastern Canada, check out Lucas Stagg when he’s playing a club near you. His music is built for the music lover in all of us. - Care Humphries - View Magazine review of 'Stubborn Moon'