Steve Strauss's debut CD, "Powderhouse Road", has won the praise of critics for its fine musical craftsmanship and depth of feeling. "Compared to Strauss," says the German edition of Acoustic Guitar magazine, "even J.J. Cale seems nervous and tense." Steve has no trouble living up to the comparison. "I like a laid-back delivery," he says, "as long as the material is intense."
A native of New York, Steve grew up listening to every genre of music from folk to jazz to bluegrass and blues, all of which are reflected in his unique songwriting and performance style. He is a talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, as comfortable crooning behind a guitar in his rich baritone voice as he is ripping hot licks from a mandolin or pounding out rhythms on a Djembe.