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The Ute Theater and Get Connected Events are proud to present Mike Zito & His Big Blues Band featuring The B.B. King Horns. Mike Zito is an American guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter from St. Louis, MO. Winner of the 2018 Blues Rock Artist of the Year at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards, Zito serves as the band leader and front man of this All-Star Big Blues Band Show. There may not be a more honest bluesman than Mike Zito, whose 15th album ‘First Class Life’ came out May 11 on Ruf Records. The rocking yet poignant title track explores his journey from addiction to sobriety and then musical recognition. “Second chance at a first class life,” he sings, recalling the hard times. The Texas-based musician smiles and continues, “I grew up poor in St. Louis, and now I’m traveling the world to sing my songs.” The latest venture with his Big Blues Band will also feature some classic blues songs. Mike Zito with great sidemen and a sensational brass section will deliver the ultimate blues music experience for blues fans. 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 at the Ute Theater!
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- Occurred Thursday, June 27th, 2019 @ 8:00 pm