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.