Volker Strifler | Santa
Rosa, CA | Blues / Blues/Rock/Roots
Members: Trio, Quartet, Sextet
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plays with the clarity and drive of Duane Allman."
— Robert Feuer, BluesWax and Blues
plays with a perfect blend of fire and restraint, not needing to say it all with
We already knew he was a uniquely talented guitarist. On “Let The Music Rise”,
he shows himself to be an equally impressive songwriter, singer and arranger.
— Jay Scheffler, Boston Blues Blog|
he is fronting the Ford Blues Band or his own outfit, or touring as a side man with
Robben Ford, Volker Strifler is a talent one cannot ignore.
This is his third solo release and shows just how gifted he is as a guitar player,
singer and songwriter. In the Blues world he is one of the few artists who truly
is both original and rooted
— Amazon, UK|
is terrific. Great Voice, Great guitar, Great songs. Catch him live if you can,
HE'S EVEN BETTER (scarey good!)"
not exactly a household name (yet), Volker Strifler should be. A longtime associate
of the Ford brothers (Robben, Patrick & Mark), he proved his mettle as guitarist
& singer a long time ago but here he delivers the complete package. Superb lyrics
& vocals, diverse sounds, skill as a producer, as well as fretwork. This may
be the breakthrough album of the year.
Those requiring any convincing will find all they need in the funky Allman Bros-like
Going to Brownsville, the breezy Redemption with its Island strains & gusto
of a Barenaked Ladies tune, or the slow, New Orleans style blues of It's Getting
Late; There’s also a creeping, Beatles-esque take on Fleetwood Mac's Jigsaw
Puzzle Blues (w/tuba), one of two instrumentals, the other being the whirling country
tones & sound effects of Hoogie Boogie. The gritty Wait a Minute & driving,
Allman-sounding title track Let the Music Rise are nothing short of instant classics.
— Mike Rick, Blues Power Blog