Blues Saraceno

Blues Saraceno: Lead guitar, piano Albums: Crack a Smile Born: October 17, 1971 in Ojai, California Blues took over for Richie Kotzen after he was fired from the band for personal conflicts between himself and the other three members. After finishing the Native Tongue tour, he co-wrote and recorded Crack a Smile, a great unreleased album, with Poison. Blues has toured the world a number of times with such international acts as Poison and Cream, whose 1991 reunion tour featured him at the young age of 18. Blues also worked with such stars as Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts, Cher, Dweezil Zappa, Taylor Dayne and Michael Bolton.After three successful solo palates on Guitar Recordings - "Never Look Back" (made when he was only 16), "Plaid" and "Hairpick" have sold a total of more than 100,000 copies - Blues has taken his original, groundbreaking music to new, exciting heights.

Leaving behind youthful jams for a more diverse sound now, the 24-year-old has infused his natural gift for fretboard wizardry with a well-rounded dose of influences, from funk and rock to jazzy, even rockabilly-flavored moves. An appearance on Fox-TV's long-running "Married With Children," as well as a number of recordings for the network's "Cool Like Us" promos, are but some of the side-projects recently mounted by Blues, who also boasts endorsements from such respected industry vendors as Yamaha guitars, Tascam recorders and Dean Markley strings. Blues went on in pursuit of a solo career after CC DeVille rejoined Poison.