Chuck's Strip Mall

Chuck's Strip Mall

My third standalone single and first Bandcamp exclusive recording, released on June 11, 2021, is "Chuck's Strip Mall". It's a duo with Francis Henson on acoustic guitar and me on electric bass.

I wrote this tune with inspiration from the Strong Towns Podcast episode "Strip Mall":

Strip Mall
What a new strip mall reveals about the massive disconnect between what’s “good” for the macro-economy and what’s actually good for a local community. Reminder: The subscription bundle for the Strong Towns Academy is only available through Friday, June 5...

I then compiled what I learned about Strong Towns and its philosophy:

Strong Towns music: strong music scenes
I remix Chuck Marohn’s ideas into a Strong Towns music paraphrase, where it’s all about musical life.

Remarkably, publishing that compilation of my thoughts led to my own appearance on the Strong Towns Podcast:

This Vancouver-Based Artist Is Writing Music…About Building Strong Towns!
People have taken the Strong Towns approach in a lot of fascinating directions, but this might be one of the most fascinating yet: William Chernoff is a young, Vancouver-based musician who has written songs inspired by Strong Towns. During the pandemic, Ch...


  • Music written by William Ross Chernoff (SOCAN)
  • Francis Henson - acoustic guitar
  • William Chernoff - electric bass
  • Recorded live-off-the-floor at 12TH ST Sound in New Westminster, BC by Anthony Cenerini on November 15th, 2020
  • Cover photo by William Chernoff