New Release: Strand of Oaks – Somewhere In Chicago

Photo Credit: Merrick Ales

Strand of Oaks has shared new song “Somewhere in Chicago,” the third to be lifted from his upcoming record In Heaven, out October 1st.

Of the song, Strand of Oaks – singer, songwriter and musician Tim Showalter – shares, “My ode to the late John Prine and the midwestern ethos he so perfectly embodied. The song dreams of the great city of Chicago where John can forever and happily wander.”

Recorded with Kevin Ratterman at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles, In Heaven is a hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment. In his eighth studio album as Strand of Oaks and first since moving to Austin, TX, Showalter takes his own grief and newly found sobriety and manifests songs that achieve a universality rooted not only in loss, but also joy, celebration, and newfound strength.

Reflecting on the album, Showalter shares, “In Heaven was created with so much love and my greatest hope is that it connects with people and provides a momentary space for reflection, joy, catharsis and whatever else someone might be looking for in their life. Music is magic and I feel like the luckiest person in the world that I’m allowed to share it.”

In celebration of the new music, Strand of Oaks will embark on a UK and EU tour in February 2022 with his full live band, including a date at London’s Lafayette on Feb 6th.

2022 With Band:

3rd Feb – Paris / Petit Bain
5th Feb – Brighton / Brunswick
6th Feb – London / Lafayette
7th Feb – Leeds / Brudenell Social Club
8th Feb – Bristol / Exchange
11th Feb – Utrecht / TivoliVrendenburg
12th Feb – Maastricht / Muziekgieterij
13th Feb – The Hague / Paard
14th Feb – Groningen / De Oosterpoort
17th Feb – Berlin / Privatclub
18th Feb – Copenhagen / Loppen

2022 Solo:

19th Feb – Gothenburg / Pustervik
20th Feb – Oslo / Krosset
21st Feb – Stockholm / Nalen
22nd Feb – Lund / Mejeriet


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