Mike Zito and the Wheel

Best known as a co-founder of Royal Southern Brotherhood, multi-Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is one of those rare talents who can sing like nobody’s business, write gripping songs, play a mean Gulf Coast style guitar, and also has the stage presence to draw in any audience. In 2012, Zito debuted his new band The Wheel, featuring Scot Sutherland on bass, drummer Rob Lee, and Jimmy Carpenter on saxophone and went on to record a brand new album for Ruf Records. In 2014, Mike Zito and The Wheel’s album, “Gone To Texas,” was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the “Rock Blues Album of the Year” category. The band’s latest release, “Songs From the Road,” is winning critical acclaim with its live version of the crunchy, gritty truthful performances that have become hallmarks of Zito and his band. American Blues Scene called it “Zito’s best solo work to date. His technique, songwriting, and musicianship improves vastly from each album to the next, and ‘Gone To Texas’ is the culmination of a lifetime of learning and growth.” www.mikezito.com