Strand of Oaks (aka Timothy Showalter) returns to DC with his sixth album, Eraserland, and a performance at U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Apr. 11.
Backed by My Morning Jacket members Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Patrick Hallahan, and Tom Blankenship, and featuring Jason Isbell, Eraserland has been called by Soundblab “one of the best albums of 2019, a rare recording whose lyrics and music are perfectly fit and equally brilliant.” Said Brooklyn Vegan, “Start to finish,” Eraserland is “one of Strand of Oaks’ most consistently rewarding albums.”
Watch Strand of Oaks perform “Ruby” with help from Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and members of My Morning Jacket on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:
“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,” Timothy said.
“Showalter has a gift for melodies that soar like wounded birds triumphantly returning to the sky,” said Stereogum, as Uproxx praises Eraserland: “Over a sweeping and soaring melody, singer and multi-instrumentalist Timothy Showalter narrates a love that shines as bright and life-giving as the sun.”
Strand of Oaks
w/ Tyler Ramsey
U Street Music Hall
Thursday, Apr. 11
Doors @ 7pm