This presentation is a rare treat for fans of both artists and for fans of blues in general. It features two of the most accomplished and acclaimed entertainers on the blues scene today.
Tommy Castro and Mike Zito have a combined nine Blues Music Award wins and Mike Zito won a BMA Award for Best Blues Rock Artist just last May. Both artists also have current releases. Tommy’s new album Stompin’ Ground is critically acclaimed. Elmore Magazine raves “Stompin’ Ground is an hour of Tommy Castro’s best entertainment ever. Absolutely irresistible and authentic.”
Mike Zito’s new album First Class Life debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart after its release in May. Jazz Times proclaims about Mike Zito "His music flows into the veins and moves the body in ways that can only be described as free and wild… ."
The show will feature vocal and guitar collaborations on Tommy Castro’s and Mike Zito’s favorite songs, creating something new and fresh when these acclaimed guitarists combine their individual styles of playing and singing. Backed by Tommy Castro’s band the Painkillers, this promises to be a high energy and very entertaining evening.