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Showing posts with label Mike Zito and the Wheel. Show all posts
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Ruf Records artist: Mike Zito & the Wheel - Keep Coming Back - New Release Review

I just received the newest release (November 6, 2015), Keep Coming Back, from Mike Zito & the Wheel and it's a real rocker! Opeing with title track, Keep Coming Back, Zito is leading the way on vocal and screaming hot slide guitar. Jimmy Carpenter on sax, Scot Sutherland on bass, Rob Lee on drums and Lewis Stephens on keys really rock the house! Excellent opener!! Keeping up the driving rhythm with Chin Up, with a little more country rock twist. Rocking guitar lines and soulful sax work from Carpenter nicely compliment Zito's vocals. Easy country rock track, Get Busy Living has that laid back Dickie Betts Blue Skies feel. A perfect radio track, has cool vocal blending with Carpenter and Suzie Sims. Country rock ballad, Early In The Morning, nicely highlights Zito's vocal work, backed on vocal by Riley Zito. Comfortable track for cross radio play. I Was Drunk is a cool style ballad with a twist of southern blues. This is a really nice gritty track with Anders Osborne sharing vocal and guitar lead. Very nice! Lonely Heart takes a turn toward jazz with a poppy, blues fused funk. This is a quiet, but really nicely executed, track with stylized guitar and percussion by Trina Shoemaker. Zito's vocals are pure and his guitar work seems to float in the mix. Sweet! Girl From Liberty is a pop rocker in the vein of John Cougar. Zito holds this track in the palm of his hand with strong vocals and a really nice guitar solo setting it out nicely. Next up is Bob Seger's, Get Out Of Denver. With all of the enthusiasm of the original, Zito and Carpenter really drive the train and Stephens' piano work is super. Zito rips off a great rockin' guitar solo and the track romps into Carpenter's super sax solo. Excellent! Nothin' But The Truth is a low slung blues rocker and Zito really shows off his signature warm guitar tone. Zito, with Keith Richards like style, and Carpenter, with full sax timbre rock the house. Warm slide guitar opens funky swamp track, Cross The Border. This is my favorite new track on the release with it's perfectly crafted vocal lines, guitar and rhythmic phrases. Real nice! Super ballad, What's On Your Mind, has really nice guitar harmonic overtones sprinkled over Zito's soulful vocals, and warm sax phrasing from Carpenter. Carpenter takes a really smooth melodic sax solo leading into the final stanza as Zito delivers the track home. Very nice. Wrapping the release is a remake of John Fogerty's Bootleg. Zito's own style is really not terribly dissimilar to Fogerty's so this track is a natural. With David Farrell and Riley Zito on backing vocal, expressive sax soloing from Carpenter, driving drum work from Lee and hot riffs from Zito, this is a great party track to end a rocking release. \

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Heritage Music BluesFest coming soon August 7-9, 2015, Wheeling, West Virginia





Heritage Music Bluesfest 2015
Main Stage Lineup

·         11:30am - 1:00pm - Taste of the Blues FREE PREVIEW
·         4:00 pm - GATES OPEN
·         5:00 to 6:00 - Eric Gales
·         6:30 to 7:30 - Nikki Hill
·         8:00 to 9:00 - Albert Cummings
·         9:30 to 11:00 - The Lowrider Band

SAT 8
·         12:00 to 1:00 - Randy McQuay - IBC Solo/Duo Winner
·         1:30 to 2:30 - The Gold Magnolias
·         3:00 to 4:00 - Austin Walkin' Cane
·         4:30 to 5:45 - Mike Zito and the Wheel
·         6:15 to 7:30 - Carolyn Wonderland
·         8:00 to 9:15 - John Nemeth's Memphis Grease Party
·         9:45 to 11:00 - Walter Trout

SUN 9
·         12:30 to 1:20 - Gina Sicilia
·         1:50 to 2:40 - Billy The Kid CD release with special guests TBA
·         3:10 to 4:00 - Jason Ricci
·         4:30 to 5:30 - Samantha Fish
·         6:00 to 7:00 - Coco Montoya
·         7:30 to 8:30 - Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots
·         9:00 to 10:30 - Keb' Mo'
BUY TICKETS HERE

Schedule subject to change

Second Stage with local and regional acts, After Jams
and MORE to be ANNOUNCED SOON


Keb' Mo'


Walter Trout


John Nemeth


Nikki Hill
























Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ruf records artist: Mike Zito & the Wheel - Songs From The Road DVD - New Release Review

I had promised a follow up on Mike Zito and the accompanying DVD to the CD that I reviewed before Thanksgiving. I finally found a spot in my schedule so here we go. The concert opens with Didn't Break A Leg and I have to say it is a terrific opener. Zito and Jimmy Carpenter really smoke the place and that's no crap! Second up is Greyhound, a Keith Richards flavored country style rocker and Zito lays down some really nice slide work. Although the video quality isn't spectacular, the musical quality more than makes up for it. I Never Knew A Hurricane is a quiet ballad and Carpenter harmonizes nicely with Zito on vocal as well as plays warm sax solo fillers. Hell On Me has a cool boogie beat and Zito grinds out a really nice tele solo driven by Scot Sutherland on bass and Rob Lee on drums. Pearl River is a cool bluesy number with a great melody and light arpeggiated guitar work. Zito steps it up and rips the sack wide open on this track letting all the meat out.... very nice! Dirty Blonde is a swinging boogie with solid piano work from Lewis Stephens and super nice guitar phrasing on multiple solos from Zito. Dueling sax /guitar solo on this track really cooks! One Step At A Time finds Zito moving to a hollow body guitar and more of a ballad track. Vocal harmonies with Carpenter and strong piano support from Stephens make this a cool radio track. Subtraction Blues has a cool swampy funk sound and a real nice extended piano lead from Stephens. Zito's vocals on this track are particularly cocky and his guitar spanky. Very cool! Judgement is a solid rocker with full over the top horn work from Carpenter and manic guitar work from Zito. Smokin! Gone To Texas is a basic country rocker with straight up vocals and melodic guitar soloing. On Let Your Light Shine On Me, Zito takes center stage with only his hollow body guitar accompanying himself on vocal lead. The band rejoins Zito back on stage for Natural Born Lover and he breaks out his Fender necked v. Laying down some real nice slide work this is a great track for an extended jam. Excellent! Wrapping the concert and the release is Texas Flyer, a hot funky number with Carpenter chasing Zito's vocals with hot sax riffs. Changing keys and ripping a hot stinger of his own Zito gives the track extra zip. Carpenter really shows the power of the horn with a hot solo of his own. Zito steps back up and these guy cumulatively raise the roof. Excellent!

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Ruf Records artist: Mike Zito & The Wheel - Songs From The Road - CD/DVD - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Songs From The Road from Mike Zito & The Wheel and it's terrific! This like a number of other releases in this series is a 2 disc set and in this case, one a DVD and I'll tell you, I can't wait to get this thing home and watch it! I'll do a separate review of the CD here and a follow up for the DVD shortly. Opening with Don't Break A Leg, a real hot funky number is cooking. With Zito on vocal and guitar and hot sax lines from Jimmy Carpenter, a funky organ solo from Lewis Stephens, Scot Sutherland laying down a funky bass line and the tight rhythms of Rob Lee on drums, this is Zito at his best! Next up is Greyhound with an almost Keith Richards attitude but with a bit more country flavor. Carpenter rides high on sax with soul and clarity. A change up is a quiet remake of Prince's Little Red Corvette and again the supple vocal like sax leads of Carpenter. Another rocker with attitude is Rainbow Bridge. I really like the slick slide guitar work and fat riffs backed by Carpenter on sax and and that swampy, rocky feel. Excellent! Pearl River is a bluesy ballad with warm chords and a sultry sax chaser. Zito's vocals really shine on this track and his guitar tone is rich! Hell On Me is a rolling rocker with some really grinding guitar work. Pushed along by snappy drum work from Lee, this track really hits. C'Mon Baby is an easy R&B style ballad with a country twist. Organ work from Stephens cushions the vocals nicely making for a definite radio track. Judgement Day is a solid high stepper with a pounding down beat. Zito steps out with a much more rock style guitar solo on this track the excellent snare work of Lee really makes it work. An over the top sax solo by Carpenter iced the deal on this one. Dirty Blonde has a real country/rock blues feel and Zito take a page from the Gatemouth Brown book. With R&B richness the band develops a real nice jam and Stephens lays out a great electric piano solo opening the floor. Zito follows short behind with a free flowing guitar solo of his own. Carpenter steps up and trades riffs with Zito making for a really enjoyable rocker. Subtraction Blues has a real New Orleans funky blue sound that is hard not to really like. His vocals have a rawness that contrast nicely against the polished sound of Stephens on the electric piano. His stylized guitar work adds without overwhelming the track and his phrasing is really cool. Wrapping the CD portion of the release is Gone To Texas, a subdued and well written ballad. Carpenter and Zito really light up the solos giving the CD portion of this release a super close.  

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Be On The Lookout: Mike Zito DVD/CD Out On November 11th


Mike Zito and The Wheel Makes
An Illegal Turn In The Right Direction
Live CD/DVD Songs From The Road Out November 11th



Atlanta, GA – Ruf Records artist, Mike Zito is set to release his Songs From The Road Live CD/DVD on November 11th .  Zito, an award winning artist and producer, wows the Texas home crowd with his blues boogie-woogie one winter night in January 2014, at Houston’s Dosey Doe only a few miles away from where he lives in Beaumont.

Straight from the start, Mike takes command of the stage with songs from his vast catalog over the years, with songs like Greyhound, “Gone To Texas” and “Pearl River”, co-written by the great Cyril Neville, won a Blues Music Award in 2011. Even a clever cover of the Prince classic ”Little Red Corvette”, would impress the Purple Rain man himself. Mike’s guitar work soars, sings and cheers against his velvet voice perhaps only after years of perfecting the two. Mike has cultivated this sound, one that stands on its own head with songs that talk about taking that leap, to somewhere else, has become his life story.

"Zito is a solid singer and songwriter with the technical prowess as a guitarist and producer to confidently execute his vision.” -BLINDED BY SOUND

A blasting concert with the full band starts the DVD, but there is a bonus after the lights have been turned off– a tender acoustic storyteller set where Mike stops to tell his side of his life. Three songs are performed “Dead Of Night”, “Death Row” and “Gone To Texas” with only Mike and his acoustic guitar. He tells the behind the songs, which is worth the price of the show.

"Zito’s actual backstory, coupled with the kind of soul you can’t help but pick u if hailing from that close to Memphis, probably explains why his particular brand of blues-rock seems not only more honest, but more flexible, than many of his contemporaries." – OFFBEAT

His band, The Wheel backs him up and adds color to the show. The Wheel consists of Jimmy Carpenter on saxophone, Scot Sutherland on bass, Rob Lee on drums and on Hammond B-3 and piano, the legendary Lewis Stephens (Delbert McClinton, Freddie King). Mike is able to pick, slide and strum on his guitars in and out as they create the musical back drop.

"Mike Zito and his collection of top notch musicians in The Wheel delivers songs with incredible artistry and a frankness that should never ignored"- LIVERPOOL SOUND & VISION

“The audience was on fire from the first note. The band played with such energy and passion. I was overwhelmed many times throughout this performance by the sheer energy of love that poured out of every soul in that building. It was a truly magical night, one I’ll never forget.” Mike beams with excitement about the show.

           A trailer of the show is ready to view on You Tube:

Mike will be out on the road this fall and winter, supporting his release, around the states as well as Europe at clubs, theaters and festivals. He is booked by Blue Mountain out of North Carolina and managed by Rueben Williams at Thunderbird Management.
Mike Zito is found on the internet: www.mikezito.com as well as all social media outlets.
To arrange an interview with Mike, please contact: Jill Kettles at Miss Jill PR by email: jill@missjillpr.com or tel: 404-213-8542.
To download a hi-res photo for editorial needs, click here: http://www.missjillpr.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Zito-2014-Press-Photo-2.jpg
MIKE ZITO INTINERARY
US Dates:
10/14/14           Memphis, Missouri       VFW/Lil Memphis Blues Society         
10/15/14           Galesburg, IL                Fat Fish Pub    
10/16/14           St. Louis, MO               Broadway Oyster Bar   
10/17/14           Kansas City, MO          Knuckleheads Saloon   
                                                            W/ Samantha Fish
10/18/14           Columbia, MO              Mojo’s 

European Dates:
11/01/14           De Korenbloem            Zingem                        Belgium
11/02/14           Nix en Meer                 Enschede                      Netherlands
11/04/14           Beaverwood                  Chislehurst                   UK
11/05/14           Wolverhampton                        Robin 2                                    UK
11/06/14           Edinburgh                    Jam House                    UK
11/07/14           Carlisle                         Bluesfest                      UK
11/08/14           Haringe                                    Bluesfestival                 Belgium
11/09/14           Ottersum                      Roepaen                       Netherlands
11/11/14           Bristol                          The Tunnels                 UK
11/12/14           Swansea                       The Scene                    UK
11/13/14           Derby                           Flower Pot                    UK
11/14/14           Sutton                          Boom Boom Club         UK
11/15/14           Berlin                           Quasimodo                   Germany
11/16/14           Sumperk                       Blues Alive                   Czech Republic
11/18/14           Bonn                            Harmonie Bonn                        Germany
11/19/14           Lindewerra                   Gemeindesaal               Germany
11/20/14           Bensheim                     Rex                              Germany
11/21/14           Basel                            Volkshaus                    Switzerland

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

News from RUF

“Where Blues Crosses Over”
(Pronounced “Roof”)


RUF RECORDS HITS THE BLUES CHARTS WITH TWO CDs NEXT WEEK
New Records From SAVOY BROWN, ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
& JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR Out Now
Label’s “Songs From The Road” CD/DVD Sets Chart With Joanne Shaw Taylor at #11
& Royal Southern Brotherhood At 15 
NEW RELEASES:

February 4, 2014  Joanne Shaw Taylor “Songs From The Road”
February 11, 2014  Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown “Goin' To The Delta”
                               Royal Southern Brotherhood “Songs From The Road”

COMING SOON:

April 8, 2014        Albert Castiglia “Solid Ground”
May 13, 2014      Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado “Too Many Roads”

OUT NOW:

Samantha Fish              “Black Wind Howlin’”
Dana Fuchs                  “Bliss Avenue”
Devon Allman                “Turquoise”
Mike Zito & The Wheel  “Gone To Texas”
Cyril Neville                    “Magic Honey”
Joanne Shaw Taylor       “Diamonds In The Dirt”
AND MORE!!
 

http://www.rufrecords.de/
https://www.facebook.com/RufRecords
  

 
RUF RECORDS’ ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR BLUES MUSIC AWARDS 2014
                 
Congratulations to our nominees for the Blues Music Awards 2014!
  • Cyril Neville - Magic Honey for 'Contemporary Blues Album'
  • Mike Zito & The Wheel - Gone To Texas for 'Rock Blues Album'
  • Jimmy Carpenter (The Wheel) for 'Instrumentalist-Horn'
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood - Songs From The Road for best 'DVD'
CATCHING UP WITH THE RUF ARTISTS:

KIM SIMMONDS & SAVOY BROWN


 
NEW CD FROM KIM SIMMONDS AND SAVOY BROWN OUT FEBRUARY 11 ON
RUF RECORDS -- GOIN’ TO THE DELTA,
ALREADY RECEIVING OUTSTANDING REVIEWS
New CD is #2 on Amazon in 2 Days
 
The reviews from overseas precede the U.S. release of SAVOY BROWN's GOIN' TO THE DELTA (RUF RECORDS):

BLUESANDMOREAGAIN.com
"Simmonds himself is probably in the form of his life, both vocally and instrumentally.  This is a masterclass in taste, collaboration, arrangement, longevity and respect for electric blues."
GETREADYTOROCK.com
"The album... nails some of his best vocals in recent times.  This album stokes the embers of a ... glowing career."
BLUESMATTERS
"This release shuffles blues and boogie with intense playing and a real sense of joy."
Music News.com (UK)
"Savoy Brown at their best."

On the road:
Date              City                          ST            Venue
2/14              St. Augistine              FL            The Standard                      
2/15              Orlando                     FL             Zaida’s New Room
2/16              Clearwater                 FL             Clearwater Blues Fest
2/18              Indiatlantic                FL             Lou's Blues
2/19              Lake Worth                FL             Bamboo Room
2/21              Atlanta                      GA            Variety Playhouse
2/22              Charlotte                   NC            Handle Bar
3/21              Ft. Wayne                  IN             C2G Music Hall
3/07              Bay Shore                  NY            Boulton Center
3/08              Annapolis                   MD           Ramshead
3/14              Pawling                      NY            Townecrier
3/15              Jim Thorpe                 PA            Chunk Opera House
3/28              Pittsburg                    PA            Moondogs
3/29              Erie                            PA           Perry Highway Hose
4/12              Syracuse                     NY           Palace Theatre
6/05              Davenport                   IA            Redstone Room
6/06              Milwaukee                   WI           Pabst Theater            
6/07              Woodstock                   IL            Woodstock Opera House

www.savoybrown.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Savoy-Brown/282837575081114



 JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR
RELEASES “SONGS FROM THE ROAD” on FEBRUARY 4th and immediately charts at #11 on the
Billboard Blues Chart
 
Joanne is the is the British blues guitarist and singer, who was discovered by Dave Stewart
of the Eurythmics at the age of 16 and has gone on to release top 10 Billboard Blues
albums as well as to win both Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year for her track
"Same As It Never Was" from her album, “Diamonds in the Dirt.”

Joanne also has a recent studio album, “Almost Always Never” and others available from
RUF Records.
             
She’s touring Internationally and can be seen in the US:

Date              City                          ST            Venue
4/04/14         Jacksonville                FL            Springing The Blues
4/20/14         Byron Bay                  AU           Bluesfest w/ KT Tunstall
4/21/14         Byron Bay                  AU           Bluesfest w/Joss Stone
7/11/14         Milton Keynes             UK           The Stables                              

Watch Joanne Shaw Taylor perform "Jealousy" Live at The Borderline London
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gCKUkAahQ

http://www.joanneshawtaylor.com/
https://www.facebook.com/joanneshawtaylor



ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD
 
RUF RECORDS’ ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR 
KIDS IN NEED
Their Songs From The Road Double CD/DVD Is Released In The US
On February 11 & Hits Charts At #15

The Royal Southern Brotherhood -- Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott -- went back to school on February 7, 2014 to join kids from the High Plains Elementary School in Engelwood, CO in building cigar box guitars which will be sold at an event to benefit the Blue Star Connection Organization.
BlueStarConnection.org donates instruments to medically fragile kids/teens/young adults and donates musical gear to Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Departments all over the U.S. The Royal Southern Brotherhood was in town to play local Colorado dates as part of their continuing US tour.

The Royal Southern Brotherhood release "Songs From The Road," a double LIVE CD/DVD on RUF Records on February 11th and charted on the Blues chart at #15.  The collection is a perfect set for anyone who has not yet seen the supergroup or who wants to be reminded of the great experience of the live show until the band returns to their town.

Thanks to John Catt and Blue Star Connection for making it possible to hang with the kids at school and to raise money for the kids who need it.

The band members are pictured below building the guitars with the students.


 
On The Road Again…
Date              City                          ST            Venue
2/14/14          Dallas                        TX            The Gas Monkey
2/15/14          New Braunfels            TX            Brauntex Theatre
3/07/14          Millville                      NJ            Levoy Theatre
3/08/14          Ardmore                    PA            Ardmore Music Hall
3/11/14          Annapolis                  MD           Ram’s Head On Stage
3/12/14          Collinsville                 CT           Bridge Street Live
3/13/14          Fall River                   MA          Narrows Center for The Arts
3/14/14          Old Saybrook             CT           The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center
3/15/14          Natick                        MA          The Center for Arts in Natick
3/16/14          Londonderry               NH          Tupelo Music Hall
3/19/14          Washington                DC          The Hamilton
3/20/14          Bayshore                    NY          Boulton Center for the Performing Arts
3/21/14          New York                    NY          BB King’s
3/22/14          Hackettstown              NJ          Sitnik Theater Centenary (College) Blues Bash

http://www.royalsouthernbrotherhood.com/ and
https://www.facebook.com/royalsouthernbrotherhood


COMING SOON on RUF Records:

THORBJORN RISAGER


Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornado is one of Denmark’s hardest working and most sought
after bands.  It has played as many as a hundred live gigs a year for the past ten years, has
become one of the country’s hottest musical exports, and has released seven albums.  On
May13th,  Thorbjorn Risager & The Black Tornados release their eighth album, “Too Many Roads”
on RUF Records in the US.
www.risager.info
 

ALBERT CASTIGLIA (pronounced ka-steel-ya)


Albert’s much anticipated “Solid Ground” on RUF Records will be available on April 8th in the US.  He continues to tour actively, sharing the sounds that made his 2012 release “Living The Dream” #12 on the Top Blues Albums Chart of 2012 from Roots Music Report.
See Albert LIVE:

Date           City           ST            Venue

 

 

 

2/15/14

 

Ft Lauderdale/

        

FL

 

Riverwalk Blues & Music Fest

 

 

 

2/21/14

 

Pompano Beach

 

FL

 

Rips Sports Bar

 

 

 

2/22/14

 

Winter Garden

 

FL

 

City of Winter Garden Blues & BBQ Festival

 

 

 

2/28/14

 

Ft Lauderdale

 

FL

 

Maguires

 

 

 

4/26/14

 

Ft Lauderdale

 

FL

 

Maxwell Room @ the Downtowner-CD Release Party

 

 

 

5/2/14

 

Bradenton

 

FL

 

Aces Live

 

 

 

5/3/14

 

Goodland

 

FL

 

Little Bar

 

 

5/10/14

 

Lake Worth

 

FL

 

Bamboo Room

 

 

 

5/16/14

 

St Petersburg

 

FL

 

Ale & Witch

 

 

 

5/17/14

 

Ft Myers

 

FL

 

Buckingham Blues Bar

 

 

 

5/23/14

 

White Springs

 

FL

 

Florida Folk Festival

 

 

 

5/24/14

 

White Springs

 

FL

 

Florida Folk Festival

 

 

 

5/30/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

5/31/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

6/1/14

 

Key West

 

FL

 

Green Parrot

 

 

 

6/14/14

 

Saint Georges

 

DE

 

Saint Georges Blues Festival

 

 

 

6/20/14

 

Colonial Beach

 

VA

 

Colonial Beach Blues Festival

 

 

 

 

               
 http://albertcastiglia.net/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Albert-Castiglia-Fan-Page/118428141503567?group_id=0


SAMANTHA FISH
SAMANTHA FISH - You've Got To See The Girl Behind That Voice & Guitar!
Voted Best New Artist Debut By Blues Music Awards

The Blues Music Award (BMA) winner for “Best New Artist Debut” in 2012, Samantha is on the road supporting her sophomore release for RUF, “Black Wind Howlin’.”  Her songwriting and performance, both vocally and on guitar and other instruments show her varied influences from her local Kansas City blues club, Knuckleheads Saloon, to the sounds of visiting modern blues guitar masters like Mike Zito and Tab Benoit, going back to ’80s heroes like Stevie Ray Vaughan and following the lineage to the pre-war Delta masters. “I fell in love with it,” she told Premier Guitar of her growing passion for the form, “and started doing my homework by listening to the old guys like Son House and Skip James.”
With those influences as her template, Samantha incorporated the sounds of the classic rock of The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty, alongside contemporary artists like Sheryl Crow and The Black Crowes, in putting together a sound that would become her own.
See Sam play:


www.samanthafish.com
https://www.facebook.com/samanthafishmusic


DANA FUCHS
FROM THE STAGE TO THE SCREEN, DANA FUCHS ALWAYS DELIVERS...
Dana starred in the Sony Pictures hit movie/musical and was a featured recording artist on the platinum selling soundtrack for "Across The Universe"

Dana portrayed Janis Joplin in the off-Broadway smash hit, "Love, Janis."
She wrote and performed music for the soundtrack of the critically acclaimed, Maggie Gyllenhaal movie "Sherrybaby “ and starred in and performed music on the soundtrack for the Method Man movie "The Mortician."
Dana has been successfully touring the world for the past several years in support of her highly acclaimed albums "Love To Beg" and "Bliss Avenue,” available on RUF Records.
See Dana Live:
Date              City                          ST            Venue
3/01/14         Shirley                      MA            The Bull Run Restaurant
3/07/14         Annapolis                  MD            Ram's Head On Stage
3/08/14         Wyomissing              PA             Building 24 Live
3/14/14         New York                  NY             Highline Ballroom
5/13/14         Philadelphia              PA              World CafĂ© Live
http://danafuchs.com/
https://www.facebook.com/danafuchsband?fref=ts


DEVON ALLMAN

FAMILIAR NAME, ORIGINAL MUSIC, DEVON ALLMAN

The name may sound familiar but the music is all his own – Devon Allman is a solo artist for RUF
Records with his acclaimed “Turquoise” which he recorded with his band, The Honeytribe in
addition to his work with the lauded Royal Southern Brotherhood which combines the bloodlines of
the Allman Brothers and the Neville Brothers to create a sound all its own.  Follow Devon on social
media where he has become quite a frontman as well.

http://www.devonallmanband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/devonallman
 

MIKE ZITO


SOLO OR WITH THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD, MIKE ZITO IS TOPPING THE BLUES CHARTS
Mike Zito, the distinguished guitarist, released the Billboard top 10 Blues album “Gone To Texas”
For RUF Records and tours with his solo band in between gigs with The Royal Southern
Brotherhood in which he plays with Devon Allman, Cyril Neville, Yonrico Scott and Charlie Wooton.

For more information on all of Mike’s projects, visit his website.
http://www.mikezito.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Zito/165447816866183

CYRIL NEVILLE
THE ROYAL NEVILLE BROTHER OFFERS HIS SOLO SOUL & HIS COLLABORATION WITH DEVON ALLMAN
AND THE ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD 

The youngest of the famed Neville Brothers, Cyril records as a soulful solo artist for RUF
Records, offering up the recent “Magic Honey” as well as performs as a key member of the
Supergroup, The Royal Southern Brotherhood.  Cyril was recently honored with a Lifetime
Achievement Award from Offbeat Magazine for his contributions to music and society.

http://www.cyrilneville.net/
https://www.facebook.com/CyrilNeville