KAI STRAUSS is an exceptionally talented blues player and singer, crossing any imaginable border with his versatile yet authentic approach of the blues. He listens to and learns from the masters but while their specific styles may be recognized in Kai's performances he incorporates them into his own sound.
First as an anchor man in Memo Gonzalez' Bluescasters and the last decade in his own right Kai Strauss has garnered loads of praise from music fans, music critics, industry professionals and blues organisations alike, winning numerous German Blues Awards along the way.
His previous albums have been best sellers in the European blues community and have been lauded with great reviews all over Europe. We did not believe it possible but now are convinced that Kai Strauss and his fabulous band have delivered yet a better album than anything they relased to date.
After 25 years on the scene Kai Strauss is no longer “just another guitar player from Europe”.
First as musical mastermind in Memo Gonzalez’ Bluescasters and later under his own name, Kai has built himself a reputation of a purveyor of authentic blues traditions. He gets his inspirations from all the great players and does not restrict himself to just one type of blues.
His versatility does not get in the way from consistency in style and quality. And after receiving many awards for his previous releases we dare say that “In My Prime” is yet another step up in his already impressive body of work.
He pays tribute to his musical heroes, mostly from the 70’s giving his own twist to their characteristics and with his ever soul filled voice.
As Otis Grand put it:
“You can't actually label Strauss as Just another European and separate him out from American artists - he is too good for that. In fact, he's just about the last of musicians still jumping the authentic Blues with inspired fine blues guitar improvisation firmly grounded in that old Chicago-bred music that we all love. In choosing his songs or the appropriate intros, he shows the killer instinct that the old masters like Magic Sam had. Strauss is so good it's scary.”
01 Going To London
02 In My Prime
03 Guest In The House Of The Blues
04 Keep Your Happy Home
05 You’re Killing My Love
06 Down On Bended Knee
07 Wold Crisis Blues
08 Betting My Life On The Blues
09 Put That Bottle Down
10 A Day Late And A Dollar Short
11 Wait A Minute Baby
Going To London
In My Prime
Guest In The House Of The Blues
World Crisis Blues
Betting My Life On The Blues
You're Killing My Love
Wait A Minute Baby
A Day Late And A Dollar Short