Kai Straw is a genre bending singer-songwriter from San Francisco. Straw creates head bopping, foot tapping tunes with a hip hop centered sound. Down to earth, powerful, yet subtle, Straw’s album Toothpick takes listeners on a lyrical and beat driven journey.
Kai Straw sounds like Citizen Cope but with less acoustic/bluesy flavorings and more 70’s gospel/soul added to the mix. To get the full effect of Straw’s unique musical perspective, give yourself the time to check out more than one song.
Listen to “A Million Ways” from the album Toothpick (2016):
Fresh Music Friday is designed to widen your musical horizons, and to give a taste of different artists and musical styles to explore. While some of the artists featured here may not be “new,” they promise to freshen your catalog of music.
Ty Marshal is the Executive Director at the Center for the Arts in Homer, N.Y — one of the Central New York region’s preeminent presenter of the arts and a proponent of community enrichment through world-class entertainment and arts education.