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Watch Tim Showalter’s Goshen Electric Co. perform “Ring The Bell”

Goshen Electric Co. | still from video

Strand of Oaks frontman Tim Showalter spent just half a day recording as Goshen Electric Co., but he spent the better part of two decades as a fan of the late Jason Molina, who wrote music as Magnolia Electric Co. and Songs: Ohia. Since Molina’s passing in 2013, many artists have paid tribute to the songwriter by covering his deeply moving songs, but Showalter has taken his tribute a step further by teaming up with the remaining members of the Magnolia Electric Co. band to form Goshen Electric Co. and record a 7″ of two Molina deep cuts, out today. Continue reading →

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Strand of Oaks’ Timothy Showalter joins Magnolia Electric Co. tribute to Jason Molina

Strand of Oaks | photo by John Vettese for WXPN

In the years following the death of iconic singer-songwriter Jason Molina, many artists have come together to pay tribute — namely, the Songs: Molina project, which was started by Molina’s bandmates from Songs: Ohia and the Magnolia Electric Co. Songs: Molina, a Memorial Electric Co. will tour Europe this fall, with the addition of a familiar local face — Strand of Oaks‘ Timothy Showalter.

Showalter is a longtime Molina fan — the Strand of Oaks song “JM” is named for the musician, and he’s been known to share the story of the only time the two met. Molina himself spent some time in Philadelphia recording his 2002 album Didn’t It Rain, and Philly’s Mike “Slo-Mo” Brenner played slide guitar on the album. Also on the tour is Molina biographer Erin Osmon, author of Jason Molina: Riding With The Ghost. Continue reading →