"Vitarello's guitar solos display a lyricism and inventiveness that's reminiscent of the late Grant Green"
John Kleinman- Elmore Magazine 2018
Chris Vitarello is a gifted guitarist and a blues hall of famer.Inducted on November 14th 2013.Nominee and performer at the 32nd Blues Music Awards.(Chris O’Leary Band best new artist) and a Blues Blast winner. (Chris O’Leary Band 2013)
While Chris chooses blues to be the main part of his career,he also branches out and leans toward the jazzier side of things.
In the last 20 years Chris has been a band member,recorded or shared the stage with The Legendary Jimmy McGriff,Bruce Katz,Butch Trucks,John Hammond,Jerry Jemmot,Tad Robinson,Jay Collins,Vanessa Collier,Diane Blue,Natalie Forteza,The Chris O’Leary Band,Dennis Gruenling,Roxy Perry,Diane Blue,Jeremy Baum,Bud Maltin,Jon Bates Band,Joel Frahm and Bernard Purdie to name a few.He has appeared on 30 plus albums and continues to perform nationally and internationally.
He tours with 8 time Blues Award nominee Tad Robinson. Also Diane Blue,Vanessa Collier (Blues Award winner) and Blues Blast,Blues Award winning Chris O'Leary.Chris attended Berklee College of Music from 1991 to 1993.He earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Western Connecticut State University in 2001.He is always working on his own recording projects as well as other artist’s.Looking forward to new albums,international and national tours in 2019.