Strause releases his third album and heads out on U.S. Canadian and UK dates this fall!
Dietrich Strause’s third album, ‘How Cruel That Hunger Binds’
“Punctuated with horns here, vibes there, and woodwinds elsewhere, the aural landscape expands and contracts to suit the needs of each piece. Though much of the overarching production credit surely goes to Hickman, it all begins with the songs with which Strause has an intriguing relationship.” – Folk Alley
How Cruel That Hunger Binds, Strause’s third record, is a lush, charming affair, full of well-placed flourishes that move through Indie-Americana into North Soul influenced tracks and baroque-pop oriented romanticisms. Strause’s lyricisms are brilliantly composed with an all-star cast of musicians who play with acts ranging from Lori McKenna to Josh Ritter to Pokey Lafarge to Langhorne Slim to Marc Cohn. There’s no lack of depth on this record.
Strause has select dates in the Eastern United States, is an official showcasing artist at the Americana Music Association Festival in Nashville and is making a quick appearance in Montreal before heading out on a lengthy UK tour with UK-Folk luminaries Josienne Clark + Ben Walker.
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What makes an artist a great collaborator? It’s a question you could pose to Boston-based Americana artist Dietrich Strause, who’s been touring the US and abroad recently with powerhouse bands and artists like Lake Street Dive, Anthony D’Amato, The Stray Birds, Sam Lee, Anais Mitchell, and Sarah Jarosz. To answer that question, you’ll need to listen to the music Dietrich creates on his own. The deep, thoughtful artistry, and the romanticism and charm found in his own music echoes to his collaborations, making him one of the most in-demand accompanists in New England. On his new album, How Cruel That Hunger Binds, Dietrich draws easily from many genres–shimmering indie roots, mid-century modern popular songwriting, golden-era Americana, and atomic age folk–but there’s a unified aesthetic behind this variety: Dietrich’s deep sense of listening. Be it listening to relationships around him to draw forth stories, listening to the struggles of his community to create parables, or listening to the musicians involved in this album to create a tightly interlocking musical whole. With his own hands on the wheel for this album, Dietrich Strause unlocks his potential as a skilled songwriter. Perhaps the real question behind this album is “what happens when one of the best artistic collaborators takes the space to create on his own terms?” The answer will surprise you.
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