In recent weeks, we’ve seen Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter cover two very disparate songs: Asia’s mega-rock ballad “Heat of the Moment” and the much more gentle, introspective song “My Wrecking Ball” by Ryan Adams. During a show in Philadelphia earlier this week, Showalter split the difference between rock swaggering and more poignant content as he debuted a cover of The Replacements’ classic “Alex Chilton”. Effectively an homage to an homage, the Strand of Oaks rendition has loads of heart and a gritty, country-style swing to it.
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