Dan Strauss has become a favorite NYC and Hudson Valley singer-songwriter with an intimate vocal style. His music wanders in and out of indie-folk, country, pop and rock, evoking the melodic hooks of the Beatles, the warmth of Nick Drake, the art rock of Wilco and the storytelling whimsy of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Dan plays regularly, both alone and with various musical pals including Remy de Laroque, Ted Looby, Kate McGuire and Seth Travins (of the Wiyos).
After releasing three records in 7 years (Renting Happiness, Rocking Chair, Circles), Dan has spent the last few years performing songs from these albums and writing new material. In 2013, he began a new project at Coldbrook Studios in Woodstock, NY with producer Julie Last (Shawn Colvin, Rickie Lee Jones, Joni Mitchell, Liz Phair, Brian Eno, John Lennon). The Woodstock region has always been a source of calm and musical inspiration for Dan and he long-dreamed of an opportunity to record there. As expected, once these sessions began, the "feel" of the mountains and countryside made their way into the music. The three songs recorded here will make their way onto a larger project as Dan is also recording new songs with producer Royce Jeffres in Brooklyn.
Dan hails from queens, ny where he started plunking away at a piano at a young age, figuring out the chords to Let It Be, Bridge over troubled water and eventually, thunder road, which changed everything! from there, he picked up the guitar and started writing songs. he has performing for the last 20 years.