Strand of Oaks (Austin, TX)

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Strand of Oaks comes to Antone’s with support from Brent Cowles Tue, April 16th!

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Doors: 7:00 PM

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It feels like maybe Tim Showalter’s career has been leading to this moment — a moment that almost didn’t happen. After half a dozen albums as Strand of Oaks, he felt worn down and contemplated hanging up his guitar. Fate had a different plan. Or at least Carl Broemel, Bo Koster, Tom Blankenship, and Patrick Hallahan did. The four members of My Morning Jacket got Showalter on a plane to Louisville and made some magic with producer Kevin Ratterman. What came of those sessions is a big leap forward on all fronts for Strand of Oaks, the upcoming expansive LP “Eraserland.”

“Weird Ways,” a textural slow build with tinges of twang and Springsteen around the edges, is a great example. The lead single builds on past musical and lyrical themes while infusing a fresh energy and folding in layers of nuance that reward repeat listens. As “Weird Ways” hints, this is a new and renewed era for Strand of Oaks. The best era yet. –