Strand of Oaks
Live from the Chandelier Lobby
Strand of Oaks will kick off its North American tour at the F.M. Kirby Center on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the “Chandelier Concert Series,” in partnership with Special Guest App. Tyler Ramsey will be direct support for Strand of Oaks.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 18 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office at the F.M. Kirby Center, online at www.kirbycenter.org and charge by phone at (570) 826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, January 16 at 10:00 a.m.
Stand of Oaks is a folk/rock project created by Philadelphia musician, and former Wilkes-Barre resident, Timothy Showalter. Showalter is known locally for his time spent living in Wilkes-Barre and playing shows at venues such as Café Metropolis. In fact, Showalter appears in a 2011 documentary about the local club’s closing.
The tour will support Strand of Oaks’ newest album, Eraserland, which was recorded in 2018 with My Morning Jacket members Carl Broemel (guitar), Patrick Hallahan (drums), Bo Koster (keys), and Tom Blankenship (bass). Americana star Jason Isbell also contributed his Hendrix-esque guitar work to Eraserland, while singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle provided gorgeous vocals.
The new album – set to be released on March 22, 2019 – finds Showalter successfully channeling the full spectrum of sounds within the Strand of Oaks discography, from fast, synthy tracks like “Hyperspace Blues” to epic burner “Visions, the gorgeous ballad “Keys,” and his devastating acoustic performance on “Wild and Willing.”
Isbell’s magnificent shredding is showcased on “Moon Landing,” Eraserland’s preeminent off-the-wall groove, while the album’s title track finds Showalter resurrecting his long-dormant alter ego Pope Killdragon for a striking, synth-laden duet with Rundle.
After kicking off in Wilkes-Barre, the Strand of Oaks tour will hit 19 different states, 24 different markets, and one Canadian province (British Columbia) before coming full circle for a final date in Philadelphia, PA.