Since he was discovered at the tender age of 16, Blues Saraceno has defined himself both as hard-driving technical shredder and as a musical chameleon who can write and produce in a myriad of musical genres.
Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine first took notice of Blues after his brief stint with Michael Bolton and Cher. In 1989, the magazine’s sister label, Guitar Recordings, released Blues’ first album, Never Look Back. From that point on, Blues never looked back. At 17, he became “the kid that replaced Clapton” in the reunion of Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker. After that, he released a couple more solo albums and then joined Poison.
Shortly after departing Poison, Blues was recruited by Fox Television to perform on a series of soundtracks and songs for several television shows and films. In 2000, Blues founded Transmission OK. After a short time with the band, he returned to film and television as well as session work.
Blues’ session work has ranged from Ziggy Marley (Dragonfly) to Melissa Etheridge (Lucky) and he has earned a reputation for being a "go-to guy" for many of Los Angeles' top record producers and engineers. Much of his recent success has come in the field of television and film. Blues' television work credits include CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Disney, Discovery, UPN, MTV, MTV 2, VH1, USA, TLC, Comedy Central, Telemundo, SCI FI, SPIKE, E! and BRAVO.
Blues has relied on Seymour Duncan pickups throughout his career and was our youngest signature pickup artist. His father Alex is a stompbox and amplifier designer. The SFX-02 Tweak Fuzz is a production version of Alex Saraceno’s Afro Fuzz.
As you can imagine, Blues is a highly in-demand artist with little idle time. However, we were lucky to get him to spend an hour with today. Let's make him feel at home. Ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to Blues Saraceno!