(& THE ELECTRIC BLUES ALLSTARS)
(Foto: Bert Lek)
Songs from ''Live in Concert''
GOTTA LET YOU GO HARD LIFE
Kai Strauss has been a well-known name among European Blues lovers since the early nineties.
The guitarist and singer discovered his passion for the music of Albert King, Buddy Guy, the Vaughan brothers and many others as a teenager in the 1980s and soon countless nights at the local blues jams followed.
From the mid 1990s on you could find him on stages all over Europe alongside Texan harmonica player Memo Gonzalez and today, after more than 25 years on the road, Strauss is mentioned in the same breath with contemporary US blues guitar heavy hitters.
at the age of 50, he released his sixth album – aptly titled “In My
Prime”. Strauss is an experienced musician with a signature style, grown up
from the respect he has for his idols.
He knows all the pioneers: Guitar Slim, Luther Tucker, all three Kings, Otis Rush and Magic Sam.
You can’t pin him on anyone, and yet they all live through his playing, traditional and contemporary all in one.
understands that the music should always tell a story. On “In My Prime”, a
first-class band lights a fire of 70’s funky blues influences underneath Kai,
and his heartfelt vocals and strong guitar playing full of punches of feelings
and emotions shine through new original songs about personal experiences (“Guest
In The House Of The Blues”), current topics (“World Crisis Blues”) and
also the dark side of life (“Put That Bottle Down”).
he is, as he says, in his prime with this release. But “In My Prime” is
definitely not just a repetition of his previous work, but evidence of his
musical and personal growth that will ensure him as a meaningful and exciting
blues artist for years to come.
is a multiple German Blues Award winner and tours all year with his
international group Kai Strauss & The Electric Blues All Stars.
KING BEE MUSIC TOUR DATES 2023 - 2024:
NL - Zoetermeer / Stadstheater Blues Festival met verder nog Giles Robson, Sugar
Queen, Big Bo, Little Steven & Toussaint
29-01 NL - Peize / Café Enzing
Tony Vega / Kai Strauss & Band ''On Tour'' [06 - 26 March]
25-11 NL - t.b.a.
13-01 NL - Wijk bij Duurstede
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT KAI
„Excellent playing, with a
lot of maturity and emotions.“
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator
Records, Chicago (USA)
„This is high energy top
quality electric blues as it should be, from the heart and with punches of
feelings and emotions. Hard to believe this man is a blues player from Germany
and not from Chicago or Memphis.“
Blues Matters! UK
„Strauss vibrates with deep
musical understanding… he shows the killer instinct that the old masters like
Magic Sam had – Highway Blues is one example. Strauss‘ so good here it’s
Otis Grand, London (UK)
„Blues Champions League.“
“Kai Strauss is one of the
top blues musicians today. Traditional and contemporary all in one.”
Mike Wheeler, Chicago (USA)
Have a look at his website for additional information: www.kaistrauss.com
KING BEE MUSIC GIG DATES 2022:
NL - Delfzijl / De Molenberg
20-02 NL - Grolloo / Hofsteenge
NL - Dongen
17-04 NL - Reuver
14-10 NL - Texel Blues Festival
KING BEE MUSIC TOUR DATES 2021:
28-08 BE - Herselt / Gevarenwinkel Festival
NL - Tilburg / Heyhoef
05-11 NL - Borger
06-11 NL - Rosmalen / King Bee Music Blues Night
07-11 NL - Rhoon / Kasteel van Rhoon [bluesopzondag.php]
NL - Delfzijl / Canceled and postponed to 2022
16-12 BE - Menen / CC de Steiger