Dietrich Strause
 
 
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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

 
 
 
 
 
 

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MUSIC

DIetrich strause & the Blue Ribbons

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Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons (7 July 2017)

This seven song album is the product of a collaboration with the Boston rock and roll quartet The Blue Ribbons. Written in London, recorded in Maine in the winter of 2017. The Blue Ribbons are James Rohr (keys), Tauras Biskis (drums), Jef Charland (bass), and Mike Castellana (guitar).

Produced by Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons
Recorded by Sam Kassirer at Great North Sound Society
Mixed and mastered by Paul Q. Kolderie
Cover design by Dietrich Strause
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How cruel that hunger binds

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How Cruel That Hunger Binds (26 August 2016)

'How Cruel That Hunger Binds,' is an artistic work that feels simultaneously big and small: It has a broad vision coupled with an intimate execution... Highlights of the set include 'The Beast That Rolls Within,' 'Spring Has Sprung,' and 'Boy Born to Die.' According to Strause, "The album's title comes from 'Boy Born to Die,' but the song that holds the essence of the album is 'Lying in Your Arms.' There's a cruelty in the cycle of our nature - we destroy to survive. We say goodbye to old friends to make way for new ones. The Beatles sang, 'All You Need is Love,' but I suppose these songs are about how all you need is to love." -- Folk Alley

Produced by Zachariah Hickman
Recorded by Sam Kassirer at Great North Sound Society
Mixed by Brandon Eggleston
Mastered by Jeff Lipton asst. by Maria Rice at Peerless Mastering
Cover photograph by Michael Spencer

 

Little stones to break the giant's heart

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Little Stones to Break the Giant's Heart (22 October 2013)

“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

Produced by Austin Nevins
Recorded and mixed by Matt Malikowski at Dimension Sound Studios
Mastered by Eric Conn & Don Cobb at Independent Mastering
Original artwork by Peter Nevins / Layout by Charlie Wagers
Full Credits

 
 
 

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VIDEO

 
 
 

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SHOWS

 
 
 

 
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CONTACT

info@dietrichstrause.com