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German-born guitarist-singer Volker Strifler plays with a rare blend of fire, restraint and clarity. His creative style is rooted in the Blues but offers innovative explorations into Rock, Jazz, and Latin rhythms, with several stops in New Orleans along the way! The pace can be fast and raucous or laid back and down home, but most of all - it’s FUN!

Seeing Volker and his band perform live is a truly great experience. All but very few of the songs in their repertoire are original songs written by Volker. His combined talents as a guitar player and singer, but also as a songwriter set him apart from the crowd.

In 1996 Volker recorded his fledgling solo release titled ‘FULL MOON’ then in 2002 released his eponymous first SOLO CD, THE VOLKER STRIFLER BAND on Blue Rock’It records to great reviews. It is compiled of mostly originals and showcases his talents as a player, singer, and songwriter. The release of his third solo CD ‘THE DANCE GOES ON’ showed just how gifted Strifler is as a guitar player, singer, songwriter as well as producer. As proof, the CD was added to play lists in numerous radio markets throughout the United States and abroad, including the legendary WWOZ in New Orleans, San Francisco’s KPFA, Santa Cruz’s KPIG. Volkers most recent releases LET THE MUSIC RISE  contains more eclectic selections 


Volker is also widely known  as the guitarist in The Ford Blues Band. As a longtime associate of the famous Ford brothers (Robben, Patrick and Mark), Strifler has proven his mettle as a guitarist and singer a long time ago and has become increasingly popular on the Northern California circuit as well as regionally and in Europe. Volker took part in the recording of several  Ford Blues Band Albums albums, among them the "TRIBUTE TO MIKE BLOOMFIELD" and "TRIBUTE TO PAUL BUTTERFIELD, joined by Robben Ford, Chris Cain and many others.

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