About Nita Strauss
Through obsession, dedication and sheer hard work, Nita has not only been firmly established as one of the best guitarists in the world, she is also a role model, a trail blazer, a fitness fanatic, a phenomenal performer and a total badass. She was honored at the 2019 She Rocks Awards as the recipient of the ‘Inspire’ Award which was presented to her by her life-long hero, Steve Vai.
As well as wowing fans all around the world as Alice Cooper’s touring guitarist, Nita has graced the covers of Guitar World and Guitar Player, performed for millions upon millions of WWE fans worldwide at Wrestlemania and Evolution, she was the first female to have a signature Ibanez guitar (which now hangs in the entrance to the legendary Guitar Centre on Sunset Blvd ), consistently broken attendance records at guitar clinics across the country and played ‘America The Beautiful’ at NFL games.
In amongst this perfect storm of obsession, passion and sheer hard work, Nita also found time to write, produce, engineer and record all guitar and bass parts on her debut solo album, ‘Controlled Chaos’ which was released in November 2018. The album is an epic, 11-track journey of jaw-dropping technical proficiency and highly emotive song writing which went straight into thetop ten on the iTunes Rock chart upon release and debuted at#1 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Chart,#3 on the Billboard Label Independent Chart and #4 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock chart.
As well as performing with Alice Cooper, she has also played with R&B star Jermaine Jackson, early MTV darlings Femme Fatale, video game supergroup Critical Hit and popular tribute band The Iron Maidens. Her skill, exuberant stage presence and love for all things guitar have seen Nita become a truly unstoppable, limitless force, blazing a previously untrodden trail.