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Welcome to the website of Canadian-born singer/songwriter Norm Strauss. Always artful and insightful, you have come to the right place if you are looking for authentic music.
 Hi all. I am so glad you dropped by. They say it's all about the song. I think it's more than that. I think it's the stories and people behind the songs as well. I hope I am writing songs with the most wholesome of ingredients. If you are interested in listening to some of my music check out the songs page.
"Norm Strauss's music style is a mixture of the most rootsy and authentic of North American acoustic music styles; folk, blues, old style country, and even a touch of Canadian celtic music, which are all formed around world class finger style guitar playing and a strong baritone voice. His lyrics are thoughtful stories from life experiences. If you like songs that go deeper than the surface and invite you on a journey of the heart, you owe yourself a listen. "

Take a look around. Read some blogs, watch some video. Find out when and where the gigs are on the gigs page. Let me know what you think. 

Have you been writing songs but have never recorded a CD? Are you looking for mentoring in songwriting and crafting your sound? Check out my producers page. It's much easier than you think and can be done right where you live. No need to travel. 

*Now accepting bookings for fall touring in Germany. Please refer to contact page.


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Norm, Stephanie Kloss (Coach) and Isabel Ment. The Voice of Germany 2015

Norm, Stephanie Kloss (Coach) and Isabel Ment. The Voice of Germany 2015

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HI guys. I am excited to announce a free music download with every mailing list sign-up. Enjoy the song 'Easily satisfied', a duet with Kim June Johnson, and let me know what you think.

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NEW CD! Now available for download.

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Sneak peek!

Sneak peek!

Isabel Ment and Norm Strauss Berlin Ufafabrik soundcheck.

Isabel Ment and Norm Strauss Berlin Ufafabrik soundcheck.

what a moment.

what a moment.

Click on the 'Invite Me' link to invite me to do a house concert at your house!

"Full-blooded musician!"-Stefanie Kloss-Lead singer 'Silbermond (SlilverMoon) Voice of Germany coach. 

As the first tones filled the room with warmth, the text and music of this Canadian musician went straight to the heart. Some people were smiling, many were moved to tears. 
Lisa Klaus-Spektrum Leben Magazine Germany. 

Masterful Musicianship. 
Gilli Moon-SongsAlive Los Angeles

Authentic and from the heart
Grenchener Daily News (Switzerland)

Norm's intelligent songwriting style and intricate capabilities as a guitar player and all around musician shine through in his words, music, and especially his live performance. One of my favorites, a must see!" - Angus Wilson. Legacy Guitar and Coffee house Cochrane Alberta. 

You will find out how spiritual music can be. 
Pep Estrada-Vamp Club Palma Mallorca

Great entertainment. Super Music. Pure Emotion. 
Bettina Knauer-Max 30 Augsberg Germany

.. draws the audience in to what is ultimately more than just a folk music concert. 
LudwigsburgerKulturKeller, Ludwigsburg Germany

Enthusiastic concert goers were treated to a warm and inspiring evening of fine storytelling and excellent music from the Canadian artist Norm Strauss. Many thanks to a unique artist of world class!"
Marcus Mike Stelz, Mike's Music Store, "The Acoustic Lounge"