A young songwriter emerging out of Boston, Dietrich Strause has been drawing in and silencing the chatter of audiences with the literate poetry that is at the core of his folk roots writing. Dietrich just released his second album Laborsongs & Barkingdogs, which is set against the backdrop of his home state of Pennsylvania. His music and live performance have struck a chord, as he has now become one of Boston’s most buzzed about artists. He writes carefully crafted lyrics with intricate stories and images, many with literary allusions; his song “Jean Louise” echoes the story of To Kill A Mockingbird. Outfitted with a band of some of the Boston area’s finest musicians, who have toured and recorded with artists such as Josh Ritter, Patty Griffin, and Martin Sexton, his stories and lyrics come to life with flowing finger picking guitar, a mellifluously woven viola, and the pulse of a roots heartbeat. He has shared the stage with artists such as Gregory Alan Isakov, Vandaveer, Mia Dyson, and Elephant Revival. Dietrich’s commitment to musicianship and thoughtful lyricism creates a narrative that cultivates its own following.
Every Wednesday from the beginning of May until the end of September, Club Passim presents the Kendall Square Concert Series in partnership with Boston Properties at Cambridge Center. The concerts are held from 12PM – 1PM and are free.
Sponsors: Boston Properties, the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, and Boston Marriott Cambridge.