Angela Strehli – The First Lady of Texas Blues
Lubbock-born & raised blues singer and composer Angela Strehli has often been called the first lady of Texas blues. An avid student of the blues and a blues historian, she helped build the Austin blues scene in the 1980’s with club owner Clifford Antone, Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kim Wilson and others. In addition to her own performing career she was devoted to helping manage the legendary Antone’s club and record label. She produced her own records and also recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Marcia Ball, Lou Ann Barton, and in more recent years Elvin Bishop, Tommy Castro, Joe Louis Walker, just to name a few. Strehli, now based in Marin County California, is back with her first solo album Ace of Blues since 2005. In November 2022 New West Records will relaunch the legendary Antone’s Record Label (1987-2006) with Angela as their flagship artist.
Angela Strehli has a voice as big as Texas. She deserves to have her likeness carved on the face of the biggest hill in the Lone Star State, Mount Rushmore-style, as a tribute to her musical prowess.
-No Depression Magazine
Ace of Blues confirms the Lubbock native hasn’t lost her touch…the music here serves as satisfying comfort food for blues lovers and clearly attests to the fact that Angela Strehli can still deliver the goods…C.O.D.
-The Austin Chronicle