Zito started singing at the age of five and by his late teens he had begun his career in the St Louis area music scene. In 2008, Zito made his international debut on the Eclecto Groove label.
In 2012, Zito debuted his new band, ‘The Wheel’. The Wheel features Scot Sutherland on bass, Lewis Stephens on keyboards, drummer Rob Lee, and Jimmy Carpenter on saxophone. In 2014, Mike Zito and the Wheel’s album, Gone To Texas, was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the ‘Rock Blues Album of the Year’ category.
In May 2018, Zito’s most recent album, First Class Life, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Blues Albums Chart.
In November 2019 Zito released the tribute album “Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry” on Ruf Records. The album contains 20 tunes featuring 21 guest guitarists: Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Richard Fortus, Alex Skolnick, Joanna Connor, Anders Osborne, Ryan Perry, Ally Venable, Albert Castiglia, Luther Dickinson, Jeremiah Johnson, Tommy Castro, Tinsley Ellis, Josh Smith, Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Vivino, Kid Andersen, and introducing Charlie Berry the 3rd.
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Dosey Doe – The Woodlands, Texas
Song Make Blues Not War is from the album with the same title, which has been released November 18 on Ruf Records distributed by the In Tune Music Group. Make Blues Not War is blues guitar gunslinger Mike Zito’s second studio album since leaving the mighty Royal Southern Brotherhood (Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Yonrico Scott, Charlie Wooton).
It’s his 13th album overall and perhaps the most energetic of the bunch. He says:
“Make Blues Not War is a really fun album, chock-full of blues with lots of guitar playing. It’s a very upbeat record with intense energy. Blues should make you feel good, and I think this record serves the purpose well.”