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The Strangers are a Santa Rosa CA-based rock ‘n’ roll quartet that specializes in original singer-songwriter material with a classic rock and classic country flavor.


The four players joined forces in 2022, bringing

together years of collective experience in local music groups and performing companies, with the goal of bringing a distinct style of original American music to Sonoma County.

The Strangers have headlined and performed at shows and open mics in Sonoma County venues such as The Lost Church, The Whiskey Tip, and Iron Ox Brewing in Santa Rosa; Coyote Sonoma in Healdsburg; and the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center.


The band has also performed at and are available for private events.

The Strangers are:

Matthew Witthaus – lead vocals, acoustic & electric guitar

Chris Dalpoge; – acoustic & electric guitar, backing vocals

Karl Byrn – bass, backing & lead vocals

Louis Oken – drums, percussion

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