Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun \ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus.

Welcome to the third installment of the Lagniappe Sessions in which we invite some of our favorite artists to cut exclusive covers paying tribute to some of their favorite artists. This week we’re joined by Strand of Oaks, the nom de tune of Timothy Showalter whose album from last year, Pope Killdragon, exemplified some of the finest in contemporary, imaginative, folk music happening today.

Below, highlighting the malleability of his muse, Showalter takes on two disparate artists. The first is a relatively straightforward take on Michael Hurley’s Tea Song,” culled from Hurley’s 1965 debut. Next, juxtaposing Hurley’s innate outsider folk yarn, is Moby’s haunting, synth driven, “When It’s Cold I’d Like To Die” off his 1995 LP, Everything Is Wrong.

Strand Of Oaks :: Tea Song (Michael Hurley)
Strand Of Oaks :: When It’s Cold I’d like to Die (Moby)

Lagniappe Sessions Archives / imagery via Thom Law

10 Responses to “The Lagniappe Sessions :: Strand Of Oaks / Michael Hurley, Moby”

  1. this is really fucking cool

  2. love this guy…thanks for these AD

  3. Lovely

  4. […] Killdragon, so I was pleasantly surprised to hear that Timothy Showalter recorded a few covers for Aquariam Drunkard […]

  5. always happy to see tim get some love! and thanks for sharing the covers, hadn’t heard them before. i discovered strand of oaks as an opener for joe pug here in seattle. fell immediately in love. if you like, you can check out my review here:

  6. This version of Tea Song has been haunting me. I actually think I like it better than the original. Is there anyway to get a download of it?

  7. […] The latest installment finds folkie Strand of Oaks tackling obvious influences (Michael Hurley, here) and less obvious (Moby, below). MP3: Strand of Oaks – When It’s Cold I’d Like to Die (Moby […]

  8. […] be sure an check out the Strand of Oaks Lagniappe Session from September, here. […]

  9. […] Where you can hear it: Aquarium Drunkard […]

  10. […] Where you can hear it: Aquarium Drunkard […]

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