Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter introduced alongside a stage filled with ringers to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Wednesday evening (March 13) for a run via the wistful "Ruby" from the Indiana rocker's upcoming sixth album Eraserland album (March 22).
In addition to a couple members of My Morning Jacket, the low-key SoA singer was backed by Americana favorites (and real-life couple) guitarist/singer Jason Isbell and singer/fiddle participant Amanda Shires, all of whom seem on the album.
With his lengthy wavy hair cascading over a darkish jacket with a tie-dye-like sample, Showalter harmonized with Shire on the mid-tempo tune's double-time pre-chorus, singing, "Put down your thoughts/ Light up and shine/ Reach out of me and really feel it/ Gonna make your transfer and/ Act like a idiot/ Quit holding again and ready for the ending."
With MMJ drummer Bo Koster and bassist Tom Blankenship including wealthy, earthy backing on the usually nostalgic Showalter anthem, a low-key Isbell hung within the background for probably the most half enjoying rhythm guitar, ripping off a modest, temporary solo because the tune chugged to a giant end.
In a press assertion, Showalter defined that "Ruby" is definitely the "happiest" tune he's ever written: "Ruby isn’t an individual, fairly the idea of time and reminiscence and the way with each passing 12 months it turns into non linear. In the previous I might’ve dismissed such unabashedly pure optimism, however I’ve been via rather a lot and I’ve discovered to understand these uncommon moments of sunshine.”
Watch Strand of Oaks carry out "Ruby" beneath.