This week’s Top Tune comes from the upcoming album, Resolution Road by Easton Stagger Phillips. Tim Easton (Nashville, TN), Leeroy Stagger Lethbridge, AB), and Evan Phillips (Anchorage, AK) first got together in a cabin in Girdwood, Alaska to do some recording in 2008. The three roving troubadours wanted to capture a collection of songs that had a ‘front porch’ feel. The result was a full length album, One for the Ditch.
After touring Alaska, Ireland, and Europe the band members went back to their respective solo careers. In January of 2013, Evan Phillips (singer/songwriter, recording artist, producer, booking agent, professional mountain climber) Tim Easton (singer/songwriter, recording artist, producer, blogger, poet) and Leeroy Stagger‘s (singer/songwriter & recording artist, supporting act for the likes of The Pixies, Modest Mouse, Evan Dando, Steve Earle) reunited in the barren, windswept prairies of Lethbridge, Alberta to record at Leeroy’s basement studio.
It was all recorded and mixed in two weeks and is a beautifully realized album, blending together three distinct voices by three good friends and three great songwriters. Stay tuned for album release information and upcoming ESP tour dates.
2/20 – Folk Alliance – KC, MO
2/27 – The Five Spot – Nashville, TN
3/11 – Continental Club – Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/12 – Hickory Wind Ranch – Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/15 – Threadgills – Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/15 – Whip Inn – Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/15 – Tap Room at the Market – Austin, TX (SXSW)
2/21 – City Winery w/Steve Earle – Chicago, IL
2/22 – City Winery w/Steve Earle – Chicago, IL
2/23 – City Winery w/Steve Earle – Chicago, IL
Evan Phillips (The Whipsaws)
3/14 – Humpy’s Ale House – Anchorage, AK
3/28 – Taproot – Anchorage, AK
Contact & Licensing:
“Lucillia” written by Tim Easton, Evan Phillips, Leeroy Stagger. Published by Campfire Propaganda (ASCAP)/Evan Phillips Music (ASCAP) and Leeroy Stagger (Socan). Tim Easton administered by Some Kind of Music LLC/Downtown Music Publishing / contact: Damon Booth / firstname.lastname@example.org & Sean McGraw / email@example.com. Master controlled by Easton Stagger Phillips.