Strifler, Volker / Let The Music Rise
Album: Let The Music Rise   Collection:General
Artist:Strifler, Volker   Added:Feb 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-02-25 Pull Date: 2012-04-28
Week Ending: Apr 22 Mar 18 Mar 4
Airplays: 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 20, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Let The Music Rise
4. Mar 01, 2012: Sunshine . . . on a Rainy Afternoon!
2. Mar 15, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Going To Brownsville
5. Feb 29, 2012: Everyday Commotion
The Great Escape
3. Mar 01, 2012: The Songsmith Show
Let The Music Rise

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2012-02-25
Germany-born, northern Calif. resident Strifler is a great guitarist with a strong voice and a solid backing band. He covers lots of territory including rock, blues, jazz employing guitar, bass, drums, keys, horns. Former member of Ford Blues Band. Strong stuff. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: All.

1. (4:17) Mid. Sleepy John Estes song. Upbeat, nice guitar, strong vocal, steady beat.
2. (4:10) Mid / Fast. Urgent pacing, horns, backing vocals, funky and rockin’.
3. (5:06) Mid. Caribbean Island sounds, horns, drums with big cymbals. Nice.
4. (2:37) Slow / Mid. INSTRUMENTAL. Jazzy blues, with cool guitar, tuba, easy-going.
5. (3:22) Mid. Piano, guitar predominate, pounding drums. Southern rock / blues stylings.
6. (3:20) Mid / Fast. Channelling John Hammond with some kick-ass guitar, rockin’ deep blues.
7. (4:12) Mid. Sparse at first, then band. Taj Mahal-ish. Fun and easy-going porch tune.
8. (4:51) Mid. Drums, guitar, keys, horns shine on this barroom groover.
9. (4:24) Mid. Upbeat jazzy guitar, gets rockin’ with backing vocals
10. (2:32) Fast. INSTRUMENTAL. Upbeat party time. Jamming guitar, driving beat, organ.

Track Listing
1. Going To Brownsville   6. Let The Music Rise
2. The Great Escape   7. It's Getting Late
3. Redemption   8. Last Night I Had A Dream
4. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues   9. When Daylight Comes
5. What A Minute   10. Hoogie Boogie