He started playing guitar on 1994, after he fell in love with rock, folk and country music, musically influenced by Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen and Gram Parsons.
After a long apprenticeship, and many shows in local clubs, performing original songs alternating with songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Springsteen, Neil Young and others, Cesare began to expand his musical horizons and cross the borders of his town, playing in northern Italy at the Townes Van Zandt Festival in Como (with Eric Taylor, Pete Ross and a bunch of Italian artists), at the Titan Country Night in San Marino and the Light of Day Europe Benefit Festival with Jesse Malin, Willie Nile, James Maddock, Joe D’Urso and Israel Nash Gripka.
After the 6 tracks EP "Open 24 Hrs" (2010), and the 2011 critically acclaimed debut full length album "Here's To The Road" (featuring Michael McDermott, Riccardo Maffoni, Daniele Tenca and many other friends and musicians), Cesare starts a prolific and rewarding acoustic tour, playing all over Italy and Croatia (wanted by the Italian-Croatian Association), with great success in many prestigious national clubs .
It 's just the prologue to "Pontchartrain", his second album , recorded in Cecina and Florence, with the collaboration of a bunch of talented musicians as Paolo Bonfanti, Francesco Piu, american songwriter David Zollo, harp player Andrea Giannoni, bluesman Marcello Milanese, violinist Chiara Giacobbe, up to a productive collaboration with the Bergamo-based rock band Mojo Filter. They shot together in a hot summer afternoon up in a ’72 Cadillac Eldorado the "We'll Meet Again Someday" videoclip, that is enjoying a very good success viewing on Youtube.
"Pontchartrain" is a new beginning , also for a tour both acoustic and electric, with a band whose members come from very different backgrounds.
"Pontchartrain" was released on September 24th and distributed in Italy by IRD , and the legendary rock journalist Blue Bottazzi has already called it "one of the best rock albums of 2013 ."
New Cesare Carugi's record, "Crooner Freak", will be officially relased on April 5th 2016