Strand of Oaks - What's In My Bag?

Strand of Oaks – What’s In My Bag?

New “What’s In My Bag?” episode with Strand of Oaks (aka Timothy Showalter)! The Philadelphia-based songwriter and producer picks up some of his favorite albums from Future Islands, Marissa Nadler, Peter Gabriel & more at Amoeba San Francisco.


Strand of Oaks is the rock project by songwriter and producer Timothy Showalter. Originally from Indiana, he currently resides inPhiladelphia. His music classifies with the genres rock and folk music, or folk rock

After high school, Showalter moved from Indiana to Pennsylvania. While Showalter was on tour, his wife had an affair. Escaping his detrimental relationship, he moved back to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 2003. A couple months later, he came home to find his house burned down. Showalter spent his nights in hotels and on park benches with a borrowed guitar while working at an orthodox Jewish day school. Despite the turmoil, he was able to find inspiration to continue writing music that would later be released.