LOVE HERTZ - VALENTINE'S NIGHT IN CAMBRIDGE
Come join Dietrich and the band for one night only at The Lizard Lounge in Cambridge. Supporting the show will be Eleanor Buckland and The Wolff Sisters. This is a special early show show, doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8. Tickets available here.
WINTER UK TOUR WITH DARLINGSIDE
I'm flying back to England to support the harmony singing indie folk quartet Darlingside on tour this January. After the tour with Darlingside I will be joining back up to support Sarah Jarosz and Mandolin Orange for a handful of shows. Full tour dates and tickets available here.
EP RECORDING WITH THE BLUE RIBBONS
Last year I received a grant from the Iguana Fund through Club Passim to make an EP with rock and roll time travelers The Blue Ribbons. Right after New Years we all went to Great North Sound Society in Parsonsfield, Maine to record a batch of brand new material. We're playing three shows in New England to bring some of the magic of the studio straight to the stage.
January 12 // Club Passim // Cambridge, MA
January 13 // The Riverwalk // Nashua, NH
January 14 // The Music Loft // Portsmouth, NH
SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 OBERON "SOUND SOCIETY" SHOW
"This special event at OBERON featured celebration and surprises alongside silent films created by Strause himself. Fused together from a collection of 1950’s public domain commercials, government public service productions, documentaries, and educational programs, these films reflect the emotion of the music, and the stories in the songs - matching the visual content with the golden-era pop sounds found on the album, juxtaposing themes of hunger, desire, love, loss, life and death, with the doe-eyed mid century optimism found in the consumer aesthetic."
Dietrich performed at the 2016 Americana Fest in Nashville, TN in September. Other performers included Sara Watkins, Amy Helm, The Ballroom Thieves, The Cactus Blossoms, Lori McKenna, and many more.
DIETRICH COVERs THE BOSS
Dietrich backed by Session Americana covered "Spirit In the Night" from Bruce Springsteen's 1973 album Greetings from Asbury Park. Jason Goodman from Salt Stage filmed us playing it in the dressing room at Oberon in Cambridge, MA.
Crazy Janey and her mission man, were back in the alley trading hands, along came Wild Billy with his friend G-Man, duded up for Saturday night
Filmed and edited by Salt Stage
DIETRICH COVERS BOB DYLAN'S "I WANT YOU"
Dietrich stopped into The Music Emporium in Arlington, Massachusetts to record a couple of songs on some very fine acoustic guitars. Here's a video of Bob Dylan's "I Want You" from Blonde on Blonde.
The guilty undertaker sighs, the lonesome organ grinder cries, the silver saxophones say I should refuse you / Cracked bells and washed out horns they blow into my face with scorn but it's not that way, I wasn't born to lose you.
JANUARY 2016 TOUR WITH KRISTIN ANDREASSEN & ZACHARIAH HICKMAN
This January, Dietrich teamed up with Kristin Andreassen and Zachariah Hickman for a tour of some intimate spaces in New England, including here at Stubblebine Lutherie in Somerville. They played their set under the banner of this quote from an Elizabethan lute.
Alive in the forest, I was felled by the cruel axe. In life I was mute, in death I sweetly sing.
NEW YEARS WITH LAKE STREET DIVE
Dietrich opening for Lake Street Dive in Cambridge on New Year's Eve. Dietrich and the band warmed up the crowd on night three of their three-night run at The Sinclair - the night's theme, Prom. So for that show, they were Dietrich Strause & The Chaperones! Zachariah Hickman on bass, Billy Beard on drums, and Lyle Brewer on guitar. Dietrich even joined Rachael Price to sing a duet of the Eagles' Take it to the Limit.
So put me on a highway, show me a sign, and take it to the limit, one more time!