Photo by Tristan Ipock/KUTX
“Band names come from strange places,” says Strand Of Oaks‘ Timothy Showalter. Strand of Oaks, for example, only came to be after a scientific dictionary was brought out at a party 15 years ago. “We were looking at names of different groupings, and a strand of oaks is the scientific term for a line of oak trees. I thought it was neat, because I have a band, but it’s also me. I built the boat, and I’m the captain of the boat, but many people can fit on the boat as needed. It’s not a solo project, it’s not a band; it kind of lives in a wonderful amorphous zone.”
2019 saw the release of Strand of Oaks’ latest album, Eraserland, and a move from Philadelphia to Austin for Tim – a move he’s wanted to make since first visiting the city years ago. “I’ve travelled about anywhere you can think, and I can say with confidence that my favorite city in the world is now the place I call home.” He’s hitting the ground running as an Austinite with a residency at the Continental Club every Saturday at 8:30 PM throughout November.
Check out Strand of Oaks’ full Studio 1A session and interview below.
Written by Nick Gonzales/KUTX
Host: John Aielli
Producer: Deidre Gott
Audio: Cliff Hargrove