Chris Fitz is already part of the conversation with current rock/blues artists Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jonny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Chris Duarte and Tommy Castro among other contemporary guitar singers. His national recognition still awaits but at every major regional blues/music festival that he plays, The Chris Fitz Band is always the longest line at the CD merchandise table including the national act headliner's!
Chris Fitz broke into the Boston music scene back in 1994 after a 5 year stint in the San Francisco area. Chris honed his blues guitar chops by floating around all the blues clubs in the Bay Area and finding inspiration in the local and national blues artists who frequented them. He would then spend countless hours holed up in his apartment, guitar in hand and record player by his side, tirelessly teaching himself to sound like the great players he loved to watch live. Upon moving back to Boston, his hometown, he wasted no time hitting the various blues jams around the city with a guarded confidence that he could play well enough to find his way into a working band. The singing and songwriting would come a little later but the blistering guitar work soon began to make an impact!
Over fifteen years and over 3000 gigs later, the Chris Fitz Band, with Chris as band leader/singer/songwriter/guitar player, Jeffrey Majeau on Bass, and Steve Wolpe on drums/backup vocals has become one of the premier rock-n-blues acts in all of New England. Since 2002, The Chris Fitz Band has received more than a dozen music awards including a 2002 Boston Music Award, 2005 Boston Blues Challenge Winners Award, as well as numerous songwriting and best guitar player awards. The band has toured around New England for the last 15 years and has also spread it's wings as far as Europe, Memphis and California. The latest and best line-up hits the stage in 2010 with Steve Wolpe on drums, Jeff Majeau on bass, both formerly with the Bruce Marshall Band, and the amazing Ken Clark on Hammond B3 Organ. It's a thunderous band with grooves that pay homage to all areas of American Roots Music. Chris' songs can be heard on 4 all original award winning studio CD's and a 5th "double live" CD "Live at Dodge Street Bar & Grill" which has been hailed as the bands best effort yet since it's March 6th 2010 release.