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CHRIS BERARDO (left) signs with Blue Elan Records (Kirk Pasich, Founder Blue Elan Records) Photo courtesy of Blue Elan.
Roots rock veteran Chris Berardo Signs with Blue Élan Records / KZZ Music New album set for 2024 release
September 12, 2023 – Connecticut-based singer-songwriter Chris Berardo is readying his upcoming fourth album and first for new label Blue Élan Records and their KZZ Music imprint, set for release in 2024. “I’ve been around the track enough times to know that opportunities with people who actually care about The Music first do not come along every day, and that’s why I’m so happy to be part of the Blue Élan family. I am ecstatic to become part of their great roster of fantastic artists, so many of whom I’ve loved so much over the years,” describes Berardo about his new label home. “In addition, their commitment to charities and social concerns makes me even prouder to be affiliated with the Blue Élan / KZZ team. I look forward to jumping in with everyone there and spreading some joy around!”
Adds Kirk Pasich, founder of Blue Élan Records: "Chris Berardo had been on my radar for a while. I love his writing, his singing, his passion, and, most definitely, his upcoming album. He's a perfect fit for us, and I love that he's becoming part of our label family."
Ann Henningsen, owner of 3Sixty, Inc., who manages Berardo says, “I am incredibly pleased that Chris has found the perfect new label partner with Kirk Pasich and his Blue Élan Records’ KZZ imprint. The folks there are the real deal and are truly supporting their artists. There will be a steady stream of new music coming from Berardo for the foreseeable future, and we cannot wait for the world to get a chance to hear it all.”
Known for his natural showmanship and skilled performances fronting his six-piece band (The Des Berardos) as well as his three-piece acoustic shows (The Trip), Berardo’s compositions continue to channel the AM radio Southern rock and country influences of his youth in Westchester County, NY – the likes of which include Neil Young, The Eagles, the Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Poco, and The Doobie Brothers. Honing his craft alongside the legendary tunesmith Bob Crewe of The Four Seasons, and on a thousand beer-stained stages and in rock clubs and theaters, the consummate showman Berardo continues to offer refreshingly unfiltered timeless recordings and performances.
About Blue Élan Records A few years ago, Blue Elan Records started out with a simple idea to become the most artist-friendly record label in the world. From the studio to release day and everything in between, Blue Élan is passionate about its artists making the music they love and supporting their growth at every step of the way. In a few years’ time, Blue Élan has been lucky enough to become one of the premier independent labels for solo acts who have headlined some of the most iconic bands of all time. With artists like KT Tunstall, Gerry Beckley (America), Chris Schiflett (The Foo Fighters), Poco, Soul Asylum, Rita Coolidge, Rusty Young (Poco), and Shiny Ribs, to name just a few, Blue Élan and its label groups continue to develop an eclectic roster of artists empowered to be uniquely themselves and stand up for the things they care about most. At Blue Élan Records, everyone on stage and behind the scenes is held together by the common thread – music should never be a competition judged by followers or likes. But music is one of the most vulnerable expressions of the human form, carefully produced by voices that deserve to be nurtured, and never overlooked.