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Strand of Oaks: Rockwood Music Hall 2017

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks

Tim Showalter of Strand of Oaks (photo by Gus Philippas/WFUV)


After his band Strand of Oaks released its most successful album to date, called HEAL, Tim Showalter went through a number of personal issues. Always being one to meet life’s struggles head on, Tim forged ahead and took inspiration from a number of circles and wrote and/or recorded upwards of 40 songs for his next album. It was a bit of a process, though, taking the songs apart and reconstructing them until they matched the sounds in his head.

The end result is the brilliant new record, Hard Love. In one of the band's first live sessions playing the new songs, Tim brought Strand of Oaks back to Rockwood Music Hall for an exclusive show for WFUV Marquee members. Man, did they ever bring the rock!

[recorded: 2/6/17]