ALBUM RELEASED NOVEMBER 13!
Just like Strauss' award-winning debut CD "Electric Blues" (Blues In Germany Award for Best Album in 2014), "I Go By Feel" could easily be called an international blues summit. On this fully packed, 60-minute plus studio effort his collaborations with Delmark recording artist Mike Wheeler and ex-Luther Allison drummer Tommie Harris add a new, more contemporary Chicago Blues influence to the guitarist’s repertoire, while Tony Vega's (Houston) raunchy slide, Sax Gordon's (Boston) muscular saxophone and The Netherlands’ blues harmonica export No.1, Big Pete van der Pluijm, contribute a huge amount of variety to Strauss’ straight-ahead, natural blues formula.
Strauss, who discovered his passion for the music of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and many others as a teenager in the 1980s, is “as authentic as any Texas or Chicago axe slinger around” (Gary Reinhard, WITR Radio/Bad Dog Blues, Rochester, New York) and has honed his chops over the course of more than 25 years of playing clubs and festivals. "I Go By Feel" not only confirms Kai Strauss' reputation as being in the top league of Europe's electric blues guitarists but also shows that the 45-year-old has evolved into a convincing singer, songwriter and producer in his prime, ready for many more good things to happen.
When Kai Strauss goes by feel, the Blues is literally in good hands.
released November 13, 2015
feat. Mike Wheeler, Tommie Harris, Sax Gordon, Tony Vega and Big Pete
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