Mike Zito's Tribute to Chuck Berry

Feb 27, 2020

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Muddy Bottom Blues

Program #206 (February 28 at 8:00 p.m. and February 29 at 3:00 p.m.)

Blues guitarist Mike Zito’s “Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry” 2019 release on Ruf Records, finds the talented guitarist broadening his boundaries even as it marks a return to his roots.

The album consists of twenty Chuck Berry classics performed by Zito and an impressive array of guest guitarists including Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Luther Dickinson, Albert Castiglia, Anders Osborne, and Chuck’s grandson, Charlie Berry III.

Other musicians performing on the release include Matthew Johnson (drums), Terry Dry (bass guitar) and Lewis Stephens (piano and organ).

Produced by Zito, the album was recorded at his own Marz Studio. It was engineered by Zach Feemster, with mixing and mastering by David Farrell.

Songs include “Johnny B. Goode,” “Memphis,” “School Days,” “Too Much Monkey Business,” “Wee Wee Hours” and many others.

(provided by Mike Zito)