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BIO

Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a “virtuosic command of imagery.” (The Artery, WBUR) In less than one year Strause released two albums — How Cruel That Hunger Binds and Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons. His blend of midcentury modern pop and atomic-age folk has drawn comparisons to M. Ward and a young Paul Simon and has garnered him invitations to support folk luminaries such as Sarah Jarosz and Anais Mitchell, to indie pop acts like Darlingside and Lake Street Dive.

 
PHOTO BY SAM KASSIRER

PHOTO BY SAM KASSIRER

PHOTO BY ROSE COUSINS

PHOTO BY ROSE COUSINS

 

"The sound is rich and adventurous and Strause proves himself to be a romantic, engaging lyricist and performer" R2 Magazine

"Captivating and evocative...be transported" Americana UK

"Timeless melody and a polished command of imagery...an outright beautiful odyssey, the grand nature of the production is fulfilling through the end." Impose Magazine

“Little Stones to Break the Giant’s Heart” reveals his knack for vivid, almost literary lyricism inflected by myth and metaphor. The songs boast a virtuosic command of imagery and wordplay…” WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station

"Mixes folk and blues into a poppy result that sounds like M. Ward" Sound of Boston

"Fresh, invigorated, full of energy...raw, real, and honest." Fatea Magazine

"Mellifluous heartbreak at it's finest." Roots & Branches

"A polished, rich, golden-era masterpiece." Glide Magazine

"Remarkable...he write with a highly literary pen, using language that is as thoughtful as it is refined." Twangville