A Hurricane in the form of the hard-rocking guitarist Nita Strauss blew into Iron Works concert hall in Buffalo, NY last Sunday. Strauss has risen through the ranks to become well known guitarist and has been slinging the six string for Alice Cooper’s since 2016. Currently, Nita is enjoying her first solo jaunt in support of her first solo record titled “Controlled Chaos” which was released last year. You can say Strauss plays in a furious yet technical style. What i mean is she plays with precision but with an abundance of unbound energy while doing so.
Opening with a speedy “Pandemonium” Strauss took command early and did not let up for a minute. “Alegria” was next as her nimble fingers flew across the frets and her hair followed with a wild show of its own. Dressed in tight black pants and t-shirt and vest, she looked the role of a rock star. What separates her from the pack is her playing. Don’t let her good looks fool you, she can keep up with the best in the genre. Whether it be her speed playing or more generic rock chords, Strauss has the chops to be taken seriously.