Von Straub

Von Straub

 Stanton, Texas, USA

Von Straub is a singer/songwriter duo from West Texas. The group consists of Raymond Straub, Jr. on lead guitar and vocals and Lana Straub on vocals. Von Straub sings Folk, Americana, Texas Country and Jazz. Together they have written over 40 songs to date. Von Straub performs originals only.


Why do you write songs?
Good question. I think we write songs for some of the same reasons as others do - as an outlet to get away from the daily grind of your primary job.

Who are your main influences?
We like all kinds of music - so its hard to say who our main influences are, but we do like singer/songwriter groups like the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawls and others. We've also listended to a lot of the Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters and KISS through the years.

How would you describe the type of music you primarily write?
A lot of our songs are about the human condition. Love lost, time slipping away, a lot of things you think about in your mid-thirties and forties.

How would you describe your music and the kinds of songs you write?
Our music is a mixture of indie, folk, blues, and rock and roll. We like to listen to different styles of music and different types of artists, so its all kind of blended in there.

What's your favorite song that you've written to date?
They all have their own special qualities and each song appeals to us in a different way.

What's your ultimate goal with regards to your songwriting (e.g., successful performing songwriter, staffwriter, etc.)?
To enjoy ourselves. If we sell a few songs that's great - but ultimately we just want to be creative and enjoy being creative together.

What's up next for you?
Continue writing music. Hopefully to have some time this summer to hit a few of the festivals - at least as spectators.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
We would like to be respected songwriters who have sold a few of our songs. At our age you can't expect to be rock stars - having a rock star sing a song or two might be alright though.


Summer By The Lake Acoustic Tour (Release 2011)

Set List

Von Straub's set list varies depending upon the audience of the show. They only sing original songs that they have written and do not do cover music.