Dan Strauss has become a favorite NYC and Hudson Valley singer-songwriter with an intimate vocal style. His music could be described as indie-folk, country, pop or rock, evoking all the styles he grew up on, from the melodic hooks of the Beatles and Elvis Costello to the warmth of James Taylor and Nick Drake to the storytelling style of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Finding songwriting inspiration from contemporary artists like Wilco, Feist and The Shins, Dan writes openly and expressively about life, love and occasionally, his own musical instruments. Dan plays regularly, alone with his bluegrassy band. He has independently released three CD's, "Renting Happiness", "Rocking Chair"and "Circles".
With The Brooklyn Travelin' String Band, Dan explores traditional American music with an urban twist.