MAGNET hometown hero Timothy Showalter (a.k.a. Strand Of Oaks) did what any self-respecting music nerd does on album-release Fridays. He headed down to his local record store; only instead of buying the latest vinyl offerings, he played a 30-minute set celebrating his new album, Eraserland (Dead Oceans). While this appearance at Philly’s Repo Records was Showalter by his lonesome, his latest LP features Jason Isbell and every member of My Morning Jacket not named Jim James. Strand Of Oaks heads out for a month-long North American tour starting April 10 at the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Don’t miss out on the Greatest Show(alter) On Earth.
—photos by Chris Sikich