Friends of Hemming Park and Flying Saucer Presents invite you to enjoy one of the nation’s most acclaimed bands of 2015, Strand of Oaks, live in concert, Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m. in Hemming Park. This free event marks the first of Hemming Park’s inaugural concert series hosted by the Friends non-profit group.

This will be the first Jacksonville appearance by Strand of Oaks, whose many accolades include NPR’s Breakout Artist of 2014.

“We are excited to bring this emerging artist to Jacksonville for the first time,” said Vince Cavin, CEO of Friends of Hemming Park. “We feel the park is an ideal setting for the Strand of Oaks concert and hope the community will enjoy their performance as well as the park, which has once-again become a center of cultural activity in Downtown Jacksonville. We plan for this to be the first of many concerts to come.”

Philadelphia-based Timothy Showalter a.k.a Strand of Oaks has become celebrated for his unique sound and intensely personal lyrics, which have earned praise from SPIN Magazine, Pitchfork and NPR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With his band Strand of Oaks, Philly-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Tim Showalter released a knockout rock ‘n’ roll record called HEAL…this is Strand of Oaks’ most personal record, and it resonates with amplified power, soaring guitar solos and a confessional approach to songwriting.” – NPR, Public Radio’s 10 Breakout Artists of 2014

On Christmas Day in 2013, Showalter was driving back to Philadelphia from Indiana when he hit a patch of ice and crashed into two semi trucks. He suffered a concussion and broke every rib on his right side. The near-death experience gave him a boldness while creating his latest album HEAL just days after the crash.

HEAL has received much acclaim, being named one of the best albums released in 2014. Showalter has toured all over the country in support of this album and has played alongside acts such as Iron and Wine, Ryan Adams, and My Morning Jacket. HEAL is Showalter’s fourth career album, and first released on Dead Oceans.

This free concert event will include food trucks, refreshments, merchandise sales and a meet and greet with the band for up to 10 people.

Learn more online strandofoaks.net.