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Acclaimed guitarist Mike Zito kicks off his “Rock N’ Roll World Tour” (named for his brand new album on Ruf Records) with a local performance in St. Augustine at Cafe Eleven, 501 A1A Beach Blvd., Tuesday, November 12. Showtime: 8pm. Tickets: $20. (advance), $25. (door). Info: (904) 460-9311 or visit Also appearing: Odds Lane, from St. Louis.

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Mike Zito’s “Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry” drops Friday, Nov. 1 and features twenty-one guest guitarists honoring the late, great rock n roll guitar trailblazer. Among those performing on the album: Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Richard Fortus, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Albert Castiglia, and Anders Osborne. Also performing  on the album: Charles Berry III, Berry’s grandson. The album is produced by Zito and was recorded at his Marz Studios.

“This was a very special project for me,” says Zito. “I lived in Chuck’s hometown of St. Louis for thirty-two years, and I worked at a small musical instrument store where his drummer also happened to be employed. Chuck’s son would drop by on occasion as well. He was an icon, and rightfully so. I’ve been playing his songs since I was a kid. Needless to say, he was a tremendous influence on my career, and, of course, on many other musicians’ as well.”

“Every song on this album is worthy of your attention,” writes Glide Magazine about Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry. “an outstanding collection that takes you through a lot of your favorite Chuck Berry tunes like “No Particular Place to Go” (with Jeremiah Johnson), as well as tunes that you hear less frequently like “Havana Moon” (featuring Sonny Landreth). This album is best enjoyed with the volume cranked. Don’t be surprised if you work up a bit of a sweat dancing to all these old favorites featuring so many great guitarists.”

Zito recently launched his own new label, Texas-based Gulf Coast Records, which counts among its artists, Albert Castiglia, Billy Price, Jimmy Carpenter, Tony Campanella, Diana Rein, The Proven Ones, and others to soon be announced.


Mike Zito – “Rock N’ Roll World Tour” – 2019 Fall/Winter Itinerary

  • Nov. 7 (Thur.)               BOULDER STATION                         Las Vegas, NV
  • Nov. 8/9 (Fri./Sat.)       AMOS THEATER                               Charlotte, NC
  • Nov. 10 (Sun.)              SUNDAY IN THE PARK                    Baton Rouge, LA
  • Nov. 12 (Tues.)          CAFE ELEVEN                                  St. Augustine, FL
  • Nov. 13 (Wed.)            TERRA FERMATA                             Stuart, FL
  • Nov. 14 (Thur.)           BLUE ROOSTER                                Sarasota, FL
  • Nov. 15 (Fri.)              THE FUNKY BISCUIT*                      Boca Raton, FL
  • Nov. 16 (Sat.)             CRAFT BEER & BLUES FEST          Casselberry, FL
  • Nov. 17 (Sun.)            EARL’S HIDEAWAY                          Sebastian, FL
  • Nov. 30 (Sat.)              THE PAGEANT                                 St. Louis, MO
  • Dec. 3 (Tues.)              CITY WINERY**                              Nashville, TN
  • Dec. 5 (Thur.)              THE TRALF                                     Buffalo, NY
  • Dec. 6 (Fri.)                 118 North                                         Wayne, PA
  • Dec. 7 (Sat.)                9 Wallis                                             Beverly, MA
  • Dec. 8 (Sun.)               LIZZIE ROSE MUSIC ROOM          Tuckerton, NJ
  • Dec. 9 (Mon.)              RAM’S HEAD                                  Annapolis, MD
  • Dec. 10 (Tues.)           COUNTRY STORE                           St. Georges, DE
  • Dec. 11 (Wed.)            INFINITY MUSIC HALL                Norfolk, CT
  • Dec. 12 (Thur.)           DARYL’S HOUSE                             Pawling, NY
  • Dec. 13 (Fri.)              MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE   Jim Thorpe, PA
  • Dec. 14 (Sat.)             NARROWS CTR. FOR THE ARTS   Fall River, MA
  • Dec. 15 (Sun.)            STAGE ONE                                      Fairfield, CT
  • Dec. 17 (Tues.)          CITY WINERY                                  Washington, DC
  • Dec. 18 (Wed.)           PACKARD MUSIC HALL                Warren, OH
  • Dec. 20 (Fri.)             DYLAN’S                                           Port Arthur, TX
  • Dec. 21 (Sat.)            JEFFERSON THEATER                    Beaumont, TX
  • Dec. 26 (Thur.)         KESSLER THEATER***                   Dallas, TX
  • Dec. 27 (Fri.)             DOSEY DOE                                     Houston, TX

*with Albert Castiglia    **with Albert Cummings  ***with Jim Suhler



Rock & Blues Muse: Mike Zito Live Concert Review

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Interview

Cedar Rapids Gazette: Interview (Ruf Blues Caravan)

Herald Palladium: Interview



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