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Nita Strauss is elected the best guitarist in the world nowadays

Nita Strauss 2020

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Nita Strauss is elected the best guitarist in the world nowadays

Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss was elected the best guitarist in the world nowadays by Total Guitar. She was was in the first position of the list “Top 10 Guitarists Right Now”. She is the first female signature artist with Ibanez guitars. Nita also is part of a long line of classical musicians, since one of her ancestors on her father’s side of the family is the Austrian composer Johann Strauss.


About being elected the best guitarist in the world nowadays, Nita Strauss said:

“I was just excited to get this Top 100 Total Guitar issue with Brian May on the cover, much less find out that I’m in it too! Thank you so much, Total Guitar. I am beyond honored to be mentioned anywhere on this list, and now I’m even more excited to get it!”

Total Guitar’s Top 10 Guitarists Right Now

10. Yvette Young
9. Nick Johnston
8. Ichika Nito
7. Jason Richardson
6. Tim Henson & Scott LePage (Polyphia)
5. Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
4. Plini
3. Mateus Asato
2. Erja Lyytinen
1. Nita Strauss

Nita started touring with her own band as a teenager. She left high school in her junior year to pursue a musical career. She was known at the beginning for playing with Iron Maiden all-female tribute band The Iron Maidens.

In 2014 she was hired to replace Alice Cooper’s guitarist Orianthi. In 2019 she released her first solo album called Controlled Chaos.

Controlled chaos Tracklist:

  1. Prepare For War
  2. Alegria
  3. Our Most Desperate Hour
  4. Mariana Trench
  5. Here With You
  6. The Stillness at the End
  7. The Quest
  8. Hope Grows
  9. Lion Among Wolves
  10. Pandemonium 2.0
  11. The Show Must Go On (Queen)

I'm a Brazilian journalist who always loved Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music. That passion inspired me to create Rock and Roll Garage over 6 years ago. Music has always been a part of my life, helping me through tough times and being a support to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist, I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After graduating in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, I pursued a postgraduate degree in digital communication at the same institution. The studies and experience in the field helped me improve the website and always bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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