On Monday, Timothy Showalter joined Margot in the studio to talk about the role of music in lifting people up, and played two Strand Of Oaks songs showcasing that very thing. The interview and performances will be available for the next two weeks.
Strand of Oaks released the honest and uplifting Eraserland earlier this year, recorded during some time away at the Jersey Shore. It follows form; reflective, and honest music with collaborations from Jason Isbell and Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket.
About the recording, Showalter has said, “When I was writing these songs, every day I would walk on the beach and I was completely alone and overwhelmed by fear, but then I realized how there really aren’t any rules for who you are, who you’ll become, or who you think you need to be. Eraserland is just that. It’s death to ego, and rebirth to anything or anyone you want to be.”
“Ruby” showcases the transformation, which Showalter performed acoustically in the studio, calling it “just a happy song. It surprises people. No catch, it’s just a happy song.”
Strand of Oaks will be performing a live taping at eTown Hall tonight, and there are still a few tickets left.