Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars
May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£16
Kai Strauss belongs to the small circle of European blues musicians, to whom also American colleagues and critics attest an authentic style. Grown up musically in Germany’s Blues stronghold Osnabrück, Strauss toured for more than 15 years on the side of the Texan Memo Gonzalez and earned with its intensity a permanent place in the heart of Bluesgemeinde. “Even as a teenager, I was infected by the music of Buddy Guy, BB King or Jimmie Vaughan,” says the guitarist and singer, who is now considered in the European scene as one of the big names, according to the magazine Bluesnews.
Three German Blues Awards, 2016, 2015 and 2014, TV appearances, magazine covers and concerts in more than 20 countries are notable benchmarks in Strauss’ career. Good blues are nourished by personal experiences and passion. Critical qualities of Kai Strauss, who elicits from his instrument the stories that life writes – whether live or with international guests recorded on the new and the “Prize of German Record Critics” excellent CD “Getting Personal”. With his third longplayer, Strauss consistently follows the path he has already taken on the previous album “I Go By Feel” and strengthens his profile as a modern and at the same time purist Bluesman. There’s plenty of guitar – from the dirty, funky “The Blues Is Handmade” to the expressive slow blues “Blues For Anne”,
On stage, the sympathetic Westphalian convinces with a great deal of charisma, has a good feel for the mood in the audience and knows how to get them to overcook in the right places. “Rheinpfalz.de writes, while the news portal eurojournalist.eu does not hold back Strauss to give the title “Germany’s blues guitarist of the hour.”
Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues Allstars live is a rousing concert experience, performed confidently by an international band and frontman who always shows where the hell is.
Support is provided by Paul Gemmell & The Black Magic Blues Band. An original big blues band from Glasgow playing New Orleans, Memphis style tunes with big guitar solos, horn section, fat bass lines and glorious harmonies