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Strand of Oaks

Strand of Oaks - FUV Live at Rockwood Music Hall - 2014

by Russ Borris

Timothy Showalter has been making music as Strand of Oaks for several years. His most recent album Heal is an extremely personal work, expressing the fear and frustration that everyday people go through. But, true to his positive nature, Tim has found ways to rise above the strife and survive. This live performance from Rockwood Music Hall found Tim and the band in great form as there was both shredding and melody throughout the set. His natural, honest charm brought the audience into his world and related to them in a one-on-one way that very few artists can do.

FUV's New Dig: Strand of Oaks

by Darren DeVivo

Strand Of Oaks
Dead Oceans Records

Strand of Oaks is Timothy Showalter, a songwriter and musician who hails from Goshen, Indiana, a small city not far from South Bend. His latest album is an autobiographical study of self-examination and healing. It documents Showalter's effort to assess his life, identify the undesirable, and will himself towards change for the better.

Strand of Oaks - FUV Live - 2014

by Russ Borris

Tim Showalter is the mastermind behind the Philly-based band Strand of Oaks, and his latest album, Heal, is his most personal yet. Through the songs, he takes listeners on a journey into his past, to a time when he was singing Smashing Pumpkins songs to himself in his basement and rifling through his parents' record collection. It’s an album about falling in love with music. During a recent visit to Studio A, Tim talked with me about his favorite artists, from Black Sabbath to Phosphorescent. He also played some of his new songs for us live with his band, and we’ll hear that conversation and performance on this episode of FUV Live.