Black Banjo. Original Rock n' Blues


The name of the band is inspired by the American singer and songwriter, Rhiannon Giddens, as a tribute to the blues and Afroamerican culture’s roots. A powerful group formed by very experienced musicians.

Alex Alessandrini (Lead voc./ Guitar), leader and cofounder of “E.Z.Riders”, with whom released 4 albums, playing in the U.S. & the UK and opening concerts in Italy for “Deep Purple” (2016) and “Slash” (2018).


Francesco “The Captain” Caporaletti (Bass) and Archelao “The Irish” Macrillo’ (drums) have collaborations with Ian Paice e Don Airey (Deep Purple), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Vinnie Moore, David Grissom, Andrea Braido (Vasco Rossi, Zucchero “Sugar” Fornaciari). 

The Keyboardist, Massimo Saccutelli, worked with the best Italian artists over the past 15 years.

Black Banjo’s first album, “Out of the Skies”, will be released in February 2021, featuring also such artists as Nathaniel Peterson (Savoy Brown, Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton), and world famous saxophonist “Blue Lou” Marini, from the original Blues Brothers band. 


In 2021 Black Banjo toured across Europe as opening act for the legendary British band “The Animals”, and both bands will continue their collaboration in 2022 as well.