Strand Of Oaks is Timothy Show. Musically, he drew inspiration from that roller-coaster ride called life, which hit him hard when he found his house and all his material possessions burned to the ground.
However, it wouldn’t have been a roller-coaster ride if it didn’t lead him upwards again. The songs he wrote in the time after that incident led to shows and to tours in both the U.S and the U.K.
A wonderful description of his 2009 release ‘ Leave Ruins‘:
his songs smack with hard truth and poignant severity, from child-like naivete to heart worn wisdom… sparse guitar, hammond, rhodes and wooden instruments support an atmosphere that is tender and raw, at times uncomfortable, shockingly candid, and unforgettable.
quoted from Goldest Egg.
Interview Magazine says:
“At heart it’s a man and a guitar in the infinite tradition of men with guitars. Imagine a less dispassionate Damien Jurado, a quieter Neil Young, or a Bon Iver whose lyrics follow a discernible narrative thrust. “
Strand Of Oats – Two Kids
Strand Of Oaks- End In Flames ( direct link)
If you like what your hear, he is coming to a town near you soon:
02/16/10 – North Manchester, IN – The Firehouse
02/17/10 – Ypsilanti, MI – The Elbow Room w/ Chris Bathgate
02/18/10 – Grand Rapids, MI – The DAAC
02/19/10 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ Juniper Tar, Common Loon
02/20/10 – Milwuakee, WI – Cactus Club w/ Daredevil Christopher Wright, Conrad Plymouth
02/21/10 – Chicago, IL – Halfway Lounge w/ Mako Sica
02/24/10 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop w/ Vollmar, Mayor of Rocky, Ripple
02/25/10 – Akron, OH – The Manitee
02/26/10 – Columbus, OH – Skylab w/ The Black Swans
02/27/10 – Millheim, PA – Elk Creek Tavern w/ Chicken Tractor
02/28/10 – Frostburg, MD – House Show
03/01/10 – Baltimore, MD – The Wind Up Space
03/02/10 – Kutztown, PA – Eckhaus Gallery w/ Bad Temple
03/03/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Zebulon
03/04/10 – Stroudsburg, PA – Main St. Jukebox
03/05/10 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire w/ Hezekiah Jones