Strand of Oaks “Goshen 97” / Out Of Town Films

Here’s part three of our series with Strand of Oaks featuring “Goshen 97”, the opening track of his recent record, “Heal”. It’s a guitar driven song that introduces the world to Timothy Showalter’s new music for the first time. He’s known for his folk tunes, but on this new record he takes a new turn to a raw and distortion heavy rock band. 

RAC “Repeating Motion” (feat. Karl Kling) / Out Of Town Films

We had been trying to link up with RAC for quite a while. Every time they were in Philadelphia, we just couldn’t seem to make it happen. Lead man André Anjos told us we’d definitely make it happen the next time he was in town and sure enough, we did. 

Since they travel with so much equipment, we decided to just shoot during their soundcheck with only a few people watching. Here’s their performance of “Repeating Motion” featuring Karl Kling on vocals at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia. 

Marian McLaughlin “Fourth Son” / Out Of Town Films

Folk artist Marian McLaughlin wrote to us a few months back letting us know she’d be in town for an show at Little Berlin here in Philadelphia and asked if we’d be interested in filming a session with her beforehand. After listening and watching her Tiny Desk concert at NPR, we knew it would make for an interesting acoustic session. She didn’t bring the string ensemble she had for the Tiny Desk show, but had an upright bassist accompany her. She promised she’ll have a trio next time.

Strand of Oaks “Shut In” / Out Of Town Films

Timothy Showalter and his band Strand of Oaks came to record a session on the brink of the release of his new album, “HEAL”. There was a particular energy in the air during the shoot, as if we all knew some good things were about to come for these folks. It was the calm before the storm.

Showalter couldn’t have been nicer and more appreciative that we were taking the time out to film these songs. And to be honest, we were more than happy to collaborate with a fellow Philadelphian who happens to be creating some rad music. 

Here’s our second video in this 5 song series with a song called “Shut In.” Enjoy.

Strand of Oaks “JM” / Out Of Town Films

Timothy Showalter and his band Strand of Oaks came to record a session on the brink of the release of his new album, HEAL. There was a particular energy in the air during the shoot, as if we all knew some good things were about to come for these folks. It was the calm before the storm.

Showalter couldn’t have been nicer and more appreciative that we were taking the time out to film these songs. And to be honest, we were more than happy to collaborate with a fellow Philadelphian who happens to be creating some rad music. 

We have several songs to share with you, the first being the epic “JM”.