Mid-Winter Blues Festival
Saturday @ Casino Regina's Show Lounge - Mike Zito with Special Guests
Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and rightfully so, but for him, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito’s career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he’s offered since.
“it seems my honesty is what people relate to most,” he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. “I try not to write fluff; I try to make every word count.”
Patience and perseverance have been Zito’s stock and trade since the beginning. He began playing guitar at the age of five, and by the time he reached his late teens, he was already a fixture on the local St. Louis music scene.
Zito has won numerous Blues Music Awards including Song of the Year, Best Blues Rock Album, Best DVD, and Blues Rock Artist of the Year.
His album, Make Blues Not War, debuted on the Billboard Blues Album Chart at number one and garnered him recognition as the 2018 Rock Blues Artist of the Year.
Alternate Root magazine stated that from Zito’s album The First Class Life can be heard the sweet sound of Blue Soul rising like heat waves from his guitar and his vocal.
Rock ‘n Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry debuted on the Billboard Blues Album Chart at number 1 and remained on the chart for several weeks. The album won the Blues Music Award for Blues Rock Album of the year and Mike also received the Blues Music Award for Blues Rock artist.
Quarantine Blues, was recorded during the heart of the coronavirus pandemic and served as a healing love letter to Mike’s fans around the world that heralded better days ahead if we’d all just stick together.
“I have songs in me and musical ideas all the time,” states Zito about the album Resurrection. “I write what I can, when I can and try to save it all for posterity. Some of the songs are just songs and they don’t always have meaning for me, and some of them become very personal. For me to sing songs and feel them with real emotion, they need to be somewhat personal. Resurrection is an album of feelings, emotions, and is very personal. The album was a critic and fan favorite and won the Blues Music Award for the 2022 Blues Rock Album of the year.
Show Starts at 7:30pm ● Doors open 7:00 PM
Main Floor $70 + 11% tax and service fees
Balcony $70 + 11% tax and service fees
Sale Starts January 9 at 9am