This NEW Zito Show features a 7-piece Big Band sound featuring drums, organ/piano, bass, rhythm guitar, sax, trumpet and Mike Zito on lead guitar. Who better to kick off the inaugural Colorado Big Blues Band Tour then one of Colorado’s favorite blues artists. Coming this June to a select few of Colorado’s premier music venues including Headwaters Event Center in Winter Park, CO on Friday, June 28. Headwaters Center is the official Blues After Dark Venue of the 17th Annual Blues From The Top Festival on June 29 & 30, 2019.
Mike Zito, winner of the 2018 Blues Rock Artist of the Year at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards serves as the band leader and front man of this Big Blues Band Show. Zito will present a pure blues show with great sidemen and a sensational brass section. For 12 years, Eric Demmer was the saxophonist for B.B. King, and prior to that, for Clarence Goutemouth Brown. Similarly, trumpeter James Boulet also played for many years in the B.B. King band. The second guitarist in this all-star lineup will be the legendary Tom Holland, former guitarist of the late harmonica legend James Cotton. With Mike’s original rhythm section of drummer Matthew Johnson, award winning bass guitarist Terry Dry and Freddie King’s former keyboardist Lewis Stephens also joining the band, it just doesn’t get any better to create that Big Blues Band sound and a spectacular show! Tickets are available at BluesFromTheTop.org.