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“Without question, New Orleans and the music that flows out of that great city have had a huge impact on me, musically and personally.” – Jimmy Carpenter
“When it came to this record, the key words were ‘ACKNOWLEDGE’ and ‘HONOR,’” contemporary blues/soul singer Kat Riggins proclaims about…
City Winery Chicago review: For Zito and Castiglia, it’s still all about the blues!
“The blues and blues-infused music is rooted in truth. This album is my truth.” Albert Castiglia
Mike Zito ignored the naysayers when he formed his record label. And he’s ahead of the curve with his new album ‘Blues for the Southside,’ a 17-cut live extravaganza that will blow your head off and “take you there” as the Staple Singers would say.
Recorded on November 26, 2021 at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, Missouri, and produced by Mike Zito, ‘Blues for the Southside’ showcases Zito (guitar and vocals) and his stellar band in full fury.
Pre-order ‘City Country City’ Starting September 10
Virtual show features performances by ”Kingfish” along with past BMA winners Bobby Rush, Watermelon Slim, Southern Avenue, Don Bryant, Shaun Murphy and John Németh & the Blue Dreamers
“For me to sing songs and feel them with real emotion, they need to be somewhat personal. Even songs I did not write, I need to feel they explain a part of my thinking or how I am feeling about love, sex, life, death, the world…. ‘Resurrection’ is an album of feelings, emotions, and is very personal.” – Mike Zito