Fraulein Kitzenbauer was my most loyal friend, a fierce huntress, an astounding co-producer, and queen among cats. Though it pains me profoundly to write this, she left this world peacefully on Friday, August 25th surrounded by her family.
Fraulein left behind a musical legacy that few cats could ever hope to attain. She has co-producing credits on 13 albums (and three more that will be released posthumously), and in the last year of her life, attained status as an Instagram star with footage of her playing classical guitar. Currently the video has close to a half million views, and has brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world.
She is undeniably the most successful artist to have ever worked with Philville Records.
Fraulein and I first collaborated in 2008/2009 on Wilson’s Hotel, when she was barely a year old. I knew then that she was a talent to be reckoned with—and the fifteen years we were able to work and play together were some of the happiest years of my life.
I will never forget her, and though I’m devastated by her loss, I take comfort in knowing that her name lives on with every record sold, and every spin of music she helped produce.
Raise a glass for Fraulein Kitzenbauer—and for all of us that were lucky enough to know her.