MP3 Mike Strauss - Gone Electric
Simple but elusive Americana rock with blues tones and songwriting at the core.
11 MP3 Songs in this album (37:58) !
Related styles: ROCK: Roots Rock, FOLK: Folk Blues
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Produced by Mike Strauss and Joe Kuhlmann
Mike Strauss - Guitars and Vocals
Jon Schigoda - Upright and Electric Bass
Greg Lilley - Drums,Vocals and Percussion
David Hellyer - Harmonica
David Childers - Vocals
Michael Reno Harrell - Vocals
Eric Lovell - Pedal Steel and Guitar
Marty Faulkner - Keyboards
Steven Carpenter - Mandolin
J.D. Wilson - Mandolin and Vocals
Kristin CAmpbell - Vocals
Rony Tel-Or - Percussion
Tim Gordon - Saxophone
David Howle- Percussion
Joe Kuhlmann - Keyboards, Guitar and Percussion
"Strauss'' debut CD, Gone Electric, seemed to have dropped right down from heaven, it''s smoky, melancholy, low-key, garage-folk vibe recalling early Dire Straits - had those limeys grown up in Romney, WV like Mike did."
- Creative Loafing, Charlotte Nov. 2nd 2005
"Strauss'' Gone Electric...it''s a keeper...with Strauss bringing a blues influence and a Tom Waits affinity to the https://www.tradebit.comt striking is the album''s middle third, as two rave-ups (the Feat-ishly funky "New Legs" and "Halfway")give way to the whisper of "Go" and the country roller "Where''s the Fire"
Rick Cornell-The Music Monitor June/July 2005
"His bloozy alt-country is lyrical and emotional, and his
raggedy burr falls somewhere between Billy Joe Shaver and
The Charlotte Observer 6/18/04
"Strauss'' warm raspy voice fits nicely with all the genres
he covers, which include hot blues, jazzy pop,country
and classic rock."
Charlotte Creative Loafing 6/17/04
"People hand me a lot of CD''s out here on the road.
I listen to almost all of them.
I listen to Mike Strauss over and over."
Michael Reno Harrell
"He writes very engaging songs that use language in fresh https://www.tradebit.com is not stuck in any one style or genre.
His last record GONE ELECTRIC shows a very broad and vital
talent at work.
As far as I can see, Mike Strauss is the best young songwriter in Charlotte."
"Mike Strauss sports a cool, growly-yet-lively vocal style
and many an awesome guitar https://www.tradebit.com songs are a collection
of eclectic Americana originals that iresistably draw the
listener into his world.
Mike''s new CD GONE ELECTRIC is a party and a heartfelt
experience at the same time."
The Evening Muse
"Mike Strauss has an original sound and groove that stands out from other singer/songwriters, and after seeing him perform live several times, it''s evident that he can pull an audience into his ultra-cool universe."
Tosco Music Parties, Inc.