Mike Zito, Winner of the 2018 Blues Rock Artist of the Year at the 39th Annual Blues Music Awards serves as the band leader and front man of this 8 piece Big Blues Band Show featuring a special Rock-n-Roll Tribute to Chuck Berry plus Zito's original music with a sensational brass section including Special Guest Artist Vanessa Collier.
For 12 years, Eric Demmer was the saxophonist for B.B. King, and prior to that, for Clarence Goutemouth Brown. Similarly, trumpeter James Boulet also played for many years in the B.B. King band. The second guitarist in this all-star lineup will be the legendary Tom Holland, former guitarist of the late harmonica legend James Cotton. With Mike’s original rhythm section of drummer Matthew Johnson, award winning bass guitarist Terry Dry and Freddie King’s former keyboardist Lewis Stephens also joining the band, it just doesn’t get any better to create that Big Blues Band sound and a spectacular show except it does get better with our special guest Vanessa Collier! If you haven’t been fortunate enough to meet Vanessa and witness one of her head-turning, fiery, and passionate performances, you should definitely make sure you do. As a master musician and multi-instrumentalist, Vanessa Collier, weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance and she is downright impressive. With soulful vocals, searing saxophone, and witty songwriting, Vanessa is blazing a trail, racking up an impressive arsenal of honor’s, and has already singled herself out as an artist of distinction. Vanessa will join Zito for this one-of-a-kind, only in Colorado special tour.