About Norm Strauss
A veteran concert/recording artist who has toured extensively in Canada, Europe and parts of the USA, Norm is an engaging storyteller and powerful performer who has been delighting fans of authentic music for years. He has recorded 14 full-length solo recording projects and appeared on 8 compilation and live compilation projects released both here in Canada and Europe. As a touring artist, Norm tours as a solo act or with band and has also toured with the popular Canadian folk trio known as Smith Funk and Strauss. He has written hundreds of songs some which have been published internationally and recorded by numerous artists in numerous languages. Norm is also a seminar speaker and record producer and has a touring schedule that takes him all over the place. If you are not familiar with Norm’s brand of eclectic roots/americana/blues style music you owe it to yourself to listen in to the conversation.
Posts by Norm Strauss
It never ceases to amaze me how thin the line is that I walk on as a singer/songwriter. I can be going along concert after concert thinking that my confidence is great, timing is sharp, I am feeling connected to my audiences and what I do is important and then wham… it hits me out [...]Continue Reading
Cindy Snedden and her husband Mike are house concert hosts for Kelowna in assocation with HomeRoutes.ca, a national house concert network based in Winnipeg. The Sneddens regularly host professional Canadian music artists in thier home for a night of inspiring songs and conversation, all in the interest of creating community and supporting great music. My [...]Continue Reading
Channeling some Woodstock-era doctrine with some modern day salient observations about the current music industry is one of my favorite acoustic artists, Martin Sexton. As a singer/songwriter who often tours solo and has no real record label to front the budget for my projects, I totally resonate with what Sexton is pushing here (even if [...]Continue Reading
Germany’s alternative/indie duo Daniel Benjamin and wife Eleni also known as SEA + AIR are playing this weekend (April 7) at the Streaming Café. The band has toured internationally and has performed something like 1200 concerts including openers for artists like Sufjan Stevens, White Stripes, Jose Gonzales, The Flaming Lips and others. It’s always interesting [...]Continue Reading
These days, when I hear someone say “God spoke to me,” my first reaction is to cringe. Just being honest here, but I have seen too many people say they have received directions from The Almighty and then try to use those directions to manipulate. Sure, I do believe that God speaks to those who [...]Continue Reading
One of the things that I am happy to be involved with at TribeHouse is our efforts in developing house concert networks. Eventually we want to build something that we can use to help other singer/songwriters. Over the last 6 years or so, I have performed hundreds of house concerts. The simplicity of that kind [...]Continue Reading
Definitely one of the more exciting things I have had the privilege of being a part of is the Hope For the Nations-Romania Project. My wife, Loralee , and I have served as Canadian liaisons for this humanitarian effort for many years now and still travel to Brasov to keep ourselves updated and help out in any [...]Continue Reading
I get to travel quite a bit in the course of my work as an artist it never ceases to amaze me how N. American music in particular has had such a profound influence in the last 60 years globally. And I don’t mean on just the music people like to listen to but even [...]Continue Reading
Lille Gard Festival June 28 – 30th 2013
June 28 2013
Tribehouse Artist Collective is proud to be hosting our 4th Lille Gard…
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- Mary Anne Bale: thank you…it is beautiful..listening to it here in Africa.
Jimmy Balfour is a native of Kelowna BC who is arguably one of the most creative musicians in the Okanagan Valley. His latest CD is passionate and raw, full of imagery and artistry and is perhaps made even more…
These Fighting Times – Interview with Corey Doak
We caught up with award winning singer/songwriter Corey Doak and asked him to fill us in on his latest CD project entitled “These fighting times”.
TribeHouse (TH): Can you describe…