Mike Zito Exclusive Video Premiere July 17th on Relix.com
“I Never Knew A Hurricane”
From New CD: Gone To Texas
Atlanta, GA – Relix.com presents the exclusive premiere of the Mike Zito video, “I Never Knew A Hurricane” from his Ruf Records release, Gone To Texas, on Wednesday, July 17th. A five day exclusive run will coincides during his month long tour with his band, Royal Southern Brotherhood throughout Europe. The song, co-written with RSB member and Grammy Winner, Cyril Neville, compares the hurricane destruction to a broken heart.
Directed and produced by Mark Bergeron and edited by Amanda Kathleen, shot on various locations in New Orleans and tells the story of a couple breaking up, packing bags and boxes, with an appearance by singer Susan Cowsill who lends her voice to this song and others on the album.
"I never knew a hurricane could be so cruel - absolutely true. Katrina and Rita were my first hurricanes and they showed me first-hand how they could change people to the core - like that of a real heart break." Mike says of the lyrical pain that shows throughout the song.
Gone To Texas was released on June 11 on Ruf Records, produced by Mike Zito himself, has been garnering a lot of rave reviews by critics and fans alike. The CD debuted at #1 on the iTunes Blues Chart and has been holding steadily with reach on various other charts, like Amazon.com and Roots Music Report. Recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, Gone to Texas was produced by the Beaumont, Texas-based Zito and engineered by long-time New Orleans notable David Ferrell, giving the album’s mix a decided Crescent City bent, while embracing Mike’s Texas blues and roots influences.
"Zito’s voice spreads plenty of dust and molasses over his lyrics about finding himself and searching for truth…” Nashville Scene
Mike Zito has been a rising star in the blues/roots world for the past several years as a performer, songwriter and producer. In 2010, the title-track for his Pearl River album, which he co-wrote with Cyril Neville, won the Blues Music Award as “Song of Year;” and he also produced last year’s BMA winner for “Best New Artist Debut Album” by label mate Samantha Fish. His last solo CD, Greyhound, was nominated for “Rock Blues Album;” which led to the song “Roll On” featured on the FX series “Sons of Anarchy” back in the spring.
He continues to travel with his solo band as well as in Royal Southern Brotherhood, who is touring Europe this summer and will appear at the Peach Festival in Scranton, PA on August 17th.
So tune into Relix.com on Wednesday for the Premiere of Mike Zito’s video, “I Never Knew A Hurricane”.