Merrick Ales
Sunday 13 February 2022

STRAND OF OAKS

Timothy Showalter, the man behind the band Strand of Oaks, is known as a singer-songwriter with a beard, tattoos, a guitar and a broken heart. His music is somewhere between indie, Americana, rock and folk. On February 13, 2022, Strand of Oaks will be in our Kleine Zaal where the new album In Heaven will be presented. In Heaven will be released in October. The album is a hopeful reflection on love, loss and enlightenment. Tim Showalter brings his own sadness and new-found sobriety into the making of the album. In Heaven is not only an expression of sadness, but also of joy, celebration and renewed strength.

alternatieve popfolkindie
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  • € 20,00
  • Kleine Zaal
  • 19:30
  • 20:00

*incl € 2,50 servicefee

Showalter shares, “In Heaven was created with so much love and my greatest hope is that it connects with people and provides a momentary space for reflection, joy, catharsis and whatever else someone might be looking for in their life.  Music is magic and I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I’m allowed to share it.”

In Heaven was recorded in October 2020 with Kevin Ratterman at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles. Carl Broemel is featured on guitar throughout the record and James Iha contributed vocals and guitar. Bo Koster provided keyboards, Cedric LeMoyne bass, Scott Moore violin, and Ratterman monstrous drums. Showalter also played a lot of synth on this record, which he hasn’t done since 2014’s HEAL. With clean sounds and sophisticated songwriting, he approached In Heaven in a more poised and pop-leaning way than his past releases. “I wanted to strive for something greater than what I thought I was capable of.”

Opnieuw, beklad Showalter zijn canvas met gigantische psychedelische Americana. Galacticana is een track van enorme muzikale proporties. In zijn woorden ontdekken we de subtiele observatie van wat er kan gebeuren in het leven als we anderen binnenlaten.

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