The success of that album landed him an audition with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (Cream) in New York City. Despite blowing the amp up during the audition, Saraceno was offered the gig. After two successful US tours Saraceno was quickly becoming referred to as the "kid that replaced Eric Clapton". After another year of overseas touring, Baker departed and was replaced by Simon Phillips (Who, Toto) and eventually Gary Husband (Level 42). Saraceno continued to release two other solo albums (Plaid, Hairpick), as well as further his reputation as a top call session guitarist, landing many high profile equipment endorsements.
In 1994 Saraceno left Jack Bruce to fill in as lead guitarist and songwriter for the band Poison after guitarist Richie Kotzen was fired. After a short overseas tour, Saraceno's playing was recorded for the Poison album Crack a Smile. However, due to a regime change at the label, the record was temporarily shelved by Capitol Records. Saraceno left the group amicably and was replaced by the band's original guitarist, C.C. DeVille. The album was later released under the name Crack a Smile... And More, and includes fifteen tracks recorded by Saraceno and five songs taken from the band's old recordings featuring DeVille.
Upon his departure from Poison a chance encounter with the VP of advertising for Fox television (who was a fan of Blues' earlier instrumental work) introduced him to the professional world of television and Film. Working both onscreen and off, Saraceno found that the opportunity to put his own spin on the music, that would get directly distributed into households around the world, to be both challenging and rewarding.
In 2000, he founded the band Transmission OK, which served as a platform to showcase his lead vocal abilities and songwriting skills as well as demonstrate a lot of the recording techniques that he had picked up over the years of doing sessions. Transmission OK offered the opportunity for Blues to step out from under the "guitar hero' moniker and started his venture into the world of record producing. Transmission OK was signed to Beyond Records (Blondie, Mötley Crüe) and Distributed by BMG. After a brief US tour, and lackluster support from the label, the group disbanded allowing Saraceno to focus his efforts on Television and Film work as well as production and sessions.
The list of Saraceno's session work has spanned over the last twenty years and is much to long and varied for this brief bio. Recording artists have ranged from Ziggy Marley (Dragonfly) to Melissa Ethridge (Lucky) and he has earned a reputation for being a "go-to guy" for many of Los Angeles' top record producers and engineers. Saraceno has also produced for such artists as, Scott Caan (Oceans 11, Dallas 362), Eric Balfour (24, Chainsaw Massacre) of Fredalba, Lindsay Price (Beverly Hills 90210, Lipstick Jungle, Eastwick) and Anthony Michael Hall (Deadzone).
Saraceno's greatest success to date has come in the field of television and film. This proved to be the perfect platform to combine not only his musical prowess and production techniques but also apply his songwriting and composing skills. Blues' television work credits include CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Disney, Discovery, A&E, UPN, MTV, MTV 2, VH1, USA, TLC, Comedy Central, Telemundo, SCI FI, SPIKE, E! and BRAVO (See composer section for a more detailed list). He has commented on how it is not uncommon to have multiple commercials running in multiple countries throughout the world, all at the same time and using the same piece of music.