‘WTTS In Conversation’ is a bi-weekly podcast delivering decades of WTTS interviews with music legends and emerging artists.
For Episode #50, Indiana singer/songwriter/guitarist Strand of Oaks (Timothy Showalter) spoke with morning host Matt Pelsor about touring Europe with Magnolia Electric Company following the death of friend and fellow musician Jason Molina. He also talked about cast in the television show Mayans MC, as well as what it was like to work with Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha on his most recent album “In Heaven.”
Hard Love, Tim Showalter’s latest release as Strand of Oaks, is a record that explores the balancing act between overindulgence and accountability. Recounting Showalter’s decadent tour experiences, his struggling marriage, and the near death of his younger brother, the album emanates an unabashed, raw, and manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. “For me,” Showalter says “there are always two forces at work: the side that’s constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and the side that’s naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It’s about finding a place where neither side is compromised, only elevated.” Download “Radio Kids” off Hard Love and learn more about Strand Of Oaks at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.