What Others Say

„’Night Shift,‘ Kai Strauss‘ seventh album is a more than brilliant follow-up to 2020’s excellent ‚In My Prime.‘ With his slightly smoky voice and his own edgy guitar sound, Kai will once again convince many music lovers.“
Concert Monkey (B), Walter Vanheuckelom

„Never thought a white, German string wizard would steal my heart so much that his record ends up first on my list of favorite albums of 2022. The way Strauss fuses styles and genres is impressive.“
Jazzism (NL), Rien Wisse

„An der Gitarre braucht Strauss genau 13 Sekunden, um uns zu zeigen, wer der Chef im Ring ist… Strauss trägt das Genre weiter, lässt ein bisschen Funk und Soul in die Musik einfließen und setzt auf hörenswerte Texte.“
Bluesnews (D)

„As long as great musicians will keep the blues flame burning in a creative and melodic approach like Kai Strauss does on Night Shift, they will keep me enthusiastic and I will only want MORE!“
Altcountryforum (NL), Johan Schoenmakers

„The blues has gone global and is defended by musicians who keep the memory of the blues alive and – for the best of them – give it the extra soul that makes it special. German singer-guitarist Kai Strauss is among this elite. His new CD is a gem of modern soul blues.“
Soul Bag (F)

„Alle Songs begeistern mit einem super Sound und wahnsinns Groove…. Viel besser als auf „Night Shift“ kann man den Blues kaum darbieten.“
darkstars.de (D)

„Strauss at his all-time best… European blues guitar star Kai Strauss shows that he’s got what it takes to blow up worldwide on his latest album Night Shift. Get this record!“
rockandbluesmuse.com (USA), Mike O’Cull

„By many he is considered one of the best European bluesmen; in my humble opinion he is the very best… Next to a profound understanding of what Chicago Blues is all about, his strength is his unique combination of technique, emotion and power; he likes to come to the point, he does not shower the listener with excessive notes; No frills for Kai Strauss.“
Bluestown Music (NL), Bert van Kessel

„Geschmackvoller moderner soulig-funkiger Blues mit eigenem Stil weit abseits traditioneller 12-Takter… Das Album strahlt die Gelassenheit eines Musikers aus, der seinen Stil gefunden hat und niemandem mehr etwas beweisen muss.“
guitar Magazin (D)