Sideyard welcomes back the powerful duo Von Strantz!
Sisters estranged from birth with two different upbringings journey from across the continent and finally meet. They took their now known commonalities and in 2013 banded together taking their family last name Von Strantz and hence began creating music and art from life’s adversities. Utilizing a variety of instruments such as violin, cello, keys, guitar and feet percussion, Von Strantz unites harmonies strung together by commanding and soulful lyrics. With story-sharing as their passion.
Von Strantz invites their audience into the emotion of each piece. In 2015 Von Strantz won “Eddie’s Attic Songwriting Shoot-out”. The duo has traveled extensively playing thousands of shows and performing many festivals and venues including Electric Forest, Hard Rock Cafe, Schuba’s, Paper City Music Fest, Audiofeed, Starry Night ,Steel Bridge Music Fest, Mile of Music, and has shared the stage with some of their favorite artists, My Brightest Diamond, Josh Garrels, Crystal Bowersox, Over The Rhine, Howie Day & A Silent Film to name a few. Von Strantz is also Sofar Sounds Alumni.
With five music releases under their belt, The duo just finished recording their brand new record “Apple Of Your Eye” at Tiny Telephone Oakland with John Vanderslice, Jacob Winik, Jason Slota, Rob Shelton and Elijah Ford and are currently touring with the release of the new record. “Apple Of Your Eye” is out now and available online where ever music is sold.
Josh is a young and free folk musician from Uptown who writes his own music and will soon take off in a van to see the world. Come see him open for Von Strantz – and feel free to buy him a gallon of gas!