Born in Lubbock, Texas in 1945. Angela Strehli is an electric
blues singer and songwriter. In addition, she is also a Texas Blues
historian and Impresario.
In the early 1960s, Strehli learned the harmonica and bass guitar
before becoming a vocalist. In 1966 she visited Chicago, and
attended concerts given by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy.
In her final university year, Strehli and Lewis Cowdrey formed the
Fabulous Rockets. Strehli then sang as a backing vocalist for James
Polk and the Brothers and assisted with Storm, which had been formed
by Cowdrey and Jimmie Vaughan.
she was a founding member of Southern Feeling, along with W. C.
Clark and Denny Freeman. Three years later Strehli became the stage
manager and sound technician at Antone's, a nightclub in Austin,
Texas. By 1986, Strehli had recorded Stranger Blues (EP) which help
launch Antone's own record label. Her debut album was Soul Shake
(1987, Antone's Records), and she appeared on Dreams Come True, with
Lou Ann Barton and Marcia Ball (1990). Her own effort Blonde and
Blue (1993, Rounder Records) assisted in building the Austin, Texas
blues scene, alongside nightclub owner Clifford Antone, Kim Wilson,
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. In 1998, Strehli released
Deja Blue, and Blue Highway followed in 2005.