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Strand of Oaks - Vintage

Adversity Leads To Strand Of Oaks’ Best Album Ever

Our guest today on this Vintage Cafe is the band Strand of Oaks from Philadelphia who had a pretty good year in 2014 with the release of their album HEAL. To trace it all the way back, we learn that the album started on a lonely walk in Malmo, Sweden where, out on tour, when band leader Tim Showalter went to a very low place contemplating problems with his marriage and with how he felt the band was going. He went home and in a creative frenzy wrote 30 new songs that became the seeds of HEAL. The problems were not over however. On the eve of mixing the album Tim suffered a concussion in a car crash and mixed the album in that state leading perhaps to its more aggressive sound. Tim will tell the story and we’ll hear some super live performances.

Session Setlist
Goshen 97

Recent Release: Heal
Release Date: 2014