SUPERGROUP ALERT: ESP (Easton Stagger Phillips)


Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger and Evan Phillips–ESP–release One for the Ditch.

By Randy Harward


This week in supergroups: Americana singer-songwriters Tim Easton, Leeroy Stagger and The Whipsaws’ Evan Phillips have come together as ESP, releasing the all-acoustic One for the Ditch on Rebeltone Records this week.


The collaboration started while Easton and Stagger were touring as support for The Whipsaws’ CD release tour in Alaska this past January. Most of One for the Ditch was recording during a three-day session at a cabin in snowy Girdwood. It was completed in March at Easton’s cabin studio in Joshua Tree and Victoria Williams’ Chapparal Studios.


From their official bio: …Stagger says “we keep each
other together and in check, which makes it a very easy and fulfilling
band to be in.” Evan Phillips added, “We are also big fans of each
other so that helps.” Easton agrees that “this is a natural fit. We
travel well as a trio and we are not afraid to push each other to do
better work. There’s a ton of songwriters out rambling about, and I
feel lucky to have crossed paths with these two.”


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