Rudy Rotta is a name you won't easily forget once you've heard or seen him perform. This native born Italian has the blues not only in his blood, but deep down his soul as well.
After making it big in his home country, Rudy stormed across Europe like a hurricane, leaving Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland and France in his wake. The reputation of this guitar killer reached the ears of American blues lovers and it's been a continuous journey through the blues heartland of America ever since.
His music is a demonstration of his outstanding talent as a singer/guitarist and composer; he subtly combines a modern style with blues roots and a rocky funk-soul character. He has truly proved himself to be "cream of the crop" of the European blues bands. He was a sensation on the European blues circuit before crossing the ocean and creating waves in the U.S. He's now considered one of the best white blues musicians worldwide by the European and American specialised press.
Over the past few years he's been exploding on the scene, appearing at important blues festivals and performing with world-renowned artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Recently he starred at the "Ultimate R & B Cruise" in the Mediterranean, where he was in the company of some of the finest: Luther Allison, Buckwheat Zydeco, Marcia Ball and John Mayall, who made a special request to sit with Rudy at one of his shows. He was invited to the Kansas City Blues Festival, where he shared the limelight with Al Green, Taj Mahal and Brian Setzer before an audience of 20,000 enthusiastic fans. He was selected Europe's Top Act. In January 1997 he participated in the "Ultimate R & B Cruise" in the Caribbean with legendary greats such as Etta James, the Fabulous T-Birds, Taj Mahal and many others.
His future looks starred and striped after having played with top names like B.B. King, the Allman Brothers, Double Trouble, Valerie Wellington, Zora Young, Carey Bell, Sugar Blue, Karen Carroll, Roomful of Blues, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Maria Muldaur and Joe Louis Walker.
Rudy Rotta is destined to make his mark in the history of the blues.