The Chris Rundle Band is based in Bologna, Italy, and was formed by Chris Rundle, a British blues-folk singer and guitarist, and Enrico Pitaro, an Italian jazz guitarist. They are joined by Paolo Ferrari on double bass and Marco Raimondi on drums. (Paolo has taken the place of Giannicola Spezzigu who played with the band for many years but has now left Bologna).
The idea is to perform an elegant and understated kind of blues, instilling it with some of the subtlety and colour of jazz.
Our first original album, entitled Pianura Blues, was recently published by Areasonica Records. The album is a muiscal evocation of the plains, inspired by the dialect poetry of Romagnolo poet Giovanni Nadiani (1954-2016).