Music is a means of transport. It's more than just something pleasant to listen to (though that is part of it). On a deeper level, music that can capture your attention and lull you, music that you find yourself soaking into - this is what can be a transport, not just away from the day-to-day, but toward your own peaceful 'spaces'. The contemplative listener will find in Straugh's music just these qualities. His understanding of how the best music works, enables him to pull every last bit of potential out of his own music, to make it function exactly the way he wants, which is to the best benefit of the listener. In other words, Straugh's understanding of how the best music works makes his among the best for soothing the soul.