Tommy Castro & Mike Zito: Six Strings Down – Tickets – Rams Head On Stage – Annapolis, MD – May 6th, 2017

Tommy Castro & Mike Zito: Six Strings Down

Tommy Castro & Mike Zito: Six Strings Down

Sat, May 6, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Rams Head On Stage

Annapolis, MD

$30.00

This event is 21 and over

Tommy Castro
Tommy Castro
This world premiere presentation will be 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 eight Blues Music Award wins. DownBeat magazine gives Tommy Castro’s current album Method To My Madness (Alligator) four stars and raves "The Californian's latest album represents a high-water mark in his career.” 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 evening 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.

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“Phenomenal and funky…soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” -Washington Post

“Funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.” –San Francisco Chronicle

Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery road warrior, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world. The road is where he honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge. It’s where he learned how to captivate an audience with his intensely passionate vocals and his memorable songs, licks and grooves. It’s where he learned to turn his band into a dynamic, high-performance engine, able to bring down the house with a soulful ballad and then bring fans to their feet with a blistering blues rocker. In the words of Blues Revue, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.”
Mike Zito
Mike Zito
Co-founder of the acclaimed blues super-group, Royal Southern Brotherhood (RSB), in 2010 the title-track for Mike’s “Pearl River” solo debut album (which he co-wrote with Cyril Neville) won the Blues Music Award for “Song of Year.” Shortly thereafter he also produced RUF Records label-mate Samantha Fish’s debut CD that garnered BMA honors as “Best New Artist Debut Album.” But lately, coincidental with his departure from RSB, Mike has been getting worldwide acclaim for his work as front man for The Wheel, a hand-picked band Zito formed in 2012 and which includes acclaimed New Orleans saxophonist (and successive individual Blues Music Award nominee) Jimmy Carpenter, bassist Scot Sutherland and drummer Rob Lee. While immediate critical acclaim hailed The Wheel’s 2013 debut studio CD, “Gone To Texas,” lately the buzz has been even louder for the band’s August 2014 “Live From The Road” two-disc set, where Zito’s original songs have gained even more depth through road refinement and the band’s obvious deepening personal bonds.
Venue Information:
Rams Head On Stage
33 West St.
Annapolis, MD, 21401
http://www.ramsheadonstage.com/

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