New Dan Strauss Song On Bruce's 70th Birthday: "Stranger In My Hometown"

I wrote this song a few years ago and just finished it up in time for Bruce’s 70th birthday. The song is sort of a sequel to Bruce’s hit “My Hometown”, imagining the narrator as now an older man reflecting on how his town has changed while he has stayed more or less the same and watched. He has hung around as others have moved on and new people have moved in due to perhaps gentrification, economics or just the evolution of the American small town. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.

Dan Strauss Releases New Album: Frank Road

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13 original songs that have been in the works for 10 years.  The album is a mix of studio and home recordings and features a host of musicians in addition to Dan on vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards and drums.

Raymond Russel, Kyle Esposito and Dimitri Moderbacher on bass                                                 Ted Looby, Remy de Laroque on guitar                                                                                           Guy "Fooch" Fischetti on pedal steel and violin                                                                                 Eric Parker and Ian Solomon on Drums                                                                                           Julie Last on vocals

Production by Julie Last and Dan Strauss                                                                                           Mastered by Dan Coutant at SunRoom Audio  

Album cover art by Dan Strauss                                                                                                             Album graphic design by Adam Hess

Available for download and streaming at bandcamp                                               

Dan Strauss New Song Release

No More is the third song in The Woodstock Trilogy.   It was born on a rooftop in Brooklyn as I was watching a cardinal flutter down to the streets below and wondering how his day was.  It evolved into a song about forging ahead taking the lessons learned as your guide to new journeys.

The song was recorded at Coldbrook Studios in Woodstock, NY with producer Julie Last.  It was mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio.  The following amazing musicians contributed their talents to this song:

Ted Looby - Guitar

Guy “Fooch” Fischetti - Pedal Steel, Violin

Kyle Esposito - Bass

Ian Solomon - Drums


Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!!  Thank you all so much for your support this year.  2015 was amazing.  New songs, amazing shows, collaborations with friends and great musicians far and wide, and a new website.  To close out the year, I am excited to release Crossed Wires (available for download now at,  the second song in The Woodstock Trilogy. 

Here's how the song came to be: one day, I overheard someone on a phone call say, “hopefully our crosses will path soon.”  This made me laugh because we’ve all had moments where our brains scramble things around, especially when we’re nervous or feeling overloaded.  I started playing with other phrases and twisting them up.  This led me to think about how for children - particularly children with learning or developmental disabilities - confusing, scrambled up things are happening all the time.   “Crossed Wires” is a song about letting someone who’s feeling that way, a child perhaps, know that its all ok. 

If you’re a parent or you work with kids, maybe this song will resonate for you.  Maybe you give this reassurance on a daily basis.  It’s a reminder that we all are trying to make sense of the world and we all need this reassurance - from someone.  From anyone.

The Woodstock Trilogy sessions began In 2013 at Coldbrook Studios in Woodstock, NY with producer/engineer Julie Last (who has worked with Joni Mitchell, Liz Phair, Shawn Colvin and John Lennon).  The Woodstock region has long been a place that has inspired my writing and it was a dream fulfilled to be able to record there.  I am overwhelmed by the good fortune of working with Julie and the session players who gave their talents to this song:

Guy “Fooch” Fischetti - Pedal Steel, Violin

Kyle Esposito - Bass

Eric Parker - Drums

I can't wait for 2016 to begin.  There is much more music coming, including collaborations with my good friend, singer/songwriter Remy de Laroque.  Thanks to everyone who listens to, makes and loves music!  

Best and warm regards for a healthy and happy new year to you, your families and everyone you know and love,


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de Laroque and Strauss Announce Monthly Residency at Kettle and Thread, Starting January 2, 12-2PM

Evoking comparisons to Simon and Garfunkel and Lennon/McCartney, their live performances leave an emotional resonance matched only by the joy with which one is whistling their melodies and marveling at their rich harmonies and subtle guitar playing.  

Kettle and Thread, with its warm community atmosphere and delicious coffee, tea and treats, is the perfect monthly venue for these indie-folk stalwarts.

“de Laroque and Strauss are poised to be one of the greatest. Both offer a jubilant and feel-good vibe through their acoustic meanderings. A strong emphasis on solid songwriting, simple and upbeat melodies and a fair bit of harmonic distribution make the songs zing.”

-Stowe Today.Com

New Songs To Be Played on The Bandwagon Network

On October 8, my new songs will be played on The Bandwagon Network ("An Independent Artist Only Network ") at t 8pm9pm & 10pm.  

Bandwagon Network Radio is an internet radio station that plays Independent and small label artists music only. Many types of music are played together on our radio network. BNR has searched and found the best Independent Music the world has to offer.