Dietrich Strause and the Blue Ribbons

Dietrich Strause and the Blue Ribbons

Sun · October 15, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Parlor Room

$10/Adv, $12/Door

This event is all ages

Dietrich Strause and the Blue Ribbons
Dietrich Strause and the Blue Ribbons
It's a classic love story. A young doe-eyed songwriter meets an avant-garde rock band. Such is the story of Dietrich Strause and The Blue Ribbons' burgeoning collaboration, after meeting seven years ago sharing back-to-back Tuesday night residencies at a small club in Cambridge.

The Boston Globe has said The Blue Ribbons “combine upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship." An unlikely and exciting match for Dietrich Strause's meticulously crafted songs - which WBUR says are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a "virtuosic command of imagery." Boston Music Award winning four piece The Blue Ribbons have a fearless sound​; evolved​ over a decade of tirelessly and joyously playing bar rooms, clubs, and festivals. Their influences are rooted deeply in the jazz and rock and roll anti-traditions, described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra and Captain Beefheart." In his eight years living in New England, Dietrich Strause has evolved in his own parallel way, from writing Appalachian nostalgia porn to mid-century modern pop rock. He has cut his teeth on the road supporting a wide range of artists from Anais Mitchell and Sarah Jarosz to Leif Vollebekk and Great Lake Swimmers. He spent the fall and winter living in London, touring extensively throughout the UK by train and foot and writing the material for the homecoming recording session. Visit www.dietrichstrause.com for tour dates and more information.

Photo credit: Brian Carroll
Venue Information:
The Parlor Room
32 Masonic Street
Northampton, MA, 01060