Mike Zito

The multiple winner of the Blues Music Award. The outstanding musician, respected producer and publisher. Mike Zito – one of the most important personalities of modern blues is another artist who will perform in October on the stage of „Spodek” - the iconic music venue in Katowice.

Those who want to get to know the musician’s guitar skills should take advantage of his latest production, the double album “Blues For The Southside” released in February this year. This is an excellent portrait of the artist and an additional recommendation is the fact that the album debuted at number one in the blues series of the renowned magazine „Billboard”. This is not the first success of Zito – a similar entry was made by the studio album “Make Blues Not War” six years ago. 

Mike Zito, originally from St. Louis, began his adventure with the guitar at the age of five. He recorded his first album in 1998 when he was still a teenager. His breakthrough came in 2008, when he signed with Eclecto Groove Records. The title track of Pearl River’s second album was voted “Song of the Year” at the Blues Music Awards. Then nominations and laurels became almost the rule for Zito. 

The St. Louis artist joins Erik Gales, who was announced as the first star of the 40 Rawa Blues Festival. So it promises to be a real treat for lovers of the guitar show. Further festival announcements will follow soon.