"Whiskey-whistling alt-country avant-folk shot through with flecks of jazz, punk rock and heartstring-plucking Americana." – Flavorpill
Leslie and the Badgers is a Los Angeles-based folk-country band that formed in 2006 by the beautiful lead singer and songwriter Leslie Stevens, formerly of the punk band Zeitgeist Auto Parts. They released their self-titled debut album in 2007, which is currently out of print. Five songs from their debut became the EP Greetings from.... in 2008. Their latest release Roomful of Smoke was produced by David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Tift Merritt). The Los Angeles Times said Leslie Stevens' voice and writing evokes Patsy Cline while No Depression wrote that Leslie Stevens' soothing voice calls to mind Emmylou Harris.