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Twelve Track Mind - CD Release


Parks Alive is such a familiar sight in our community that its easy to forget that it hasn't always been so. I sat down with Norm Strauss this past week to talk about his newest album "Twleve Track Mind", and during the interview I learned that he was actually one of the first paid bands to perform on the Kerry Park stage.

Strauss is currently on tour promoting his latest album "Twelve Track Mind" that was released this past weekend in collaboration with local performer, Kim Mcmechan, to release his album. The performance took place at the Streaming Cafe and will be live on their website shortly.

In the meantime here is our video interview:
 

His album is available from his website.

Norm Struass:

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.

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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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