The blues music legend will be on stage at the Memphis V.F.W. on December 13th to help debut his new album, Keep Coming Back.

 

Mike Zito will be returning to the stage in li’l Memphis on December 13th to help debut his latest album, Keep Coming Back.

Mike Zito will be returning to the stage in li’l Memphis on December 13th to help debut his latest album, Keep Coming Back.

Keep Coming Back is the title of the latest release by blues star Mike Zito. It’s only fitting that the legend will be returning to Memphis, MO as part of the debut tour for his latest release, that went public November 6th.

RUF Records released the latest music from award winning artist singer/songwriter/guitarist Mike Zito. Keep Coming Back paints a beautiful, imperfect picture with colorful images of the artist’s past, present and future, all set to some of the most powerful melodies of his career. Recorded at Dockside Studios in Louisiana, the album was produced by Grammy Award winning Trina Shoemaker and Zito himself.

Taking cues from his musical collection, live shows and his dream band,  The Wheel, the guitarist finds himself in a fine place. “Having fun and playing music you love and believe in; it’s all about the song,” said Zito.

One local blues fan, promoter James Parker believes it’s fantastic, but he’s a Zito fan from way back. Mike has come back to li’l Memphis three times – always after being around the world.

Zito will be back in northeast Missouri again, on December 13th. Local talents Samantha Shelley will premier with “Radio Free Kirksville” opening for Mike Zito and The Wheel at 5 p.m.

Parker said he has known Sammy since she got the mumps and “..hopes other Memphisn’ come out to attend her musical homecoming. That should be worth the $25 CD you have to purchase to enter, unless you already have one. That’s your ticket,” said Parker. “Hottest ticket we’ve ever had. It’s being multi-tasked as an official li’l Memphis Mike Zito and The Wheel CD release party.”

Keep Coming Back features a total of seven new tunes written and performed by Zito as well as three songs he co-wrote with Anders Osbourne. In addition the album also has Zito performing a pair of covers, belting out Bob Seger’s “Get Out Of Denver” and CCR’s “Bootleg”.

Parker noted that his friend also “does a great Seger and Fogerty, all should hear once live.”

Also taking the stage in Memphis on December 13 will be Lewis Stevens. The veteran keyboardist will be making his first visit to li’l Memphis.

A home-cooked free-will offering meal will kick off the evening at the Memphis V.F.W. at 5 p.m. Zito will take the stage at 7 p.m.

“Strange license plates are expected near the square on 13 December,” said parker. “It’s okay, they just got the country blues.”