Mark Zito

MIKE ZITO — Rock ‘n’ Rolling Tribute To Chuck

The contemporary blues supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood founder, guitarist, singer, producer, and songwriter MIKE ZITO has gathered the most talented of his friends to release an album: “Rock N Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry” due out Friday 1st November via Ruf Records.

Tribute to Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry was an icon, and rightfully so…
The album features an awe-inspiring assemblage of twenty-one invitee guitarists, among them many luminescent household names, including  Joe Bonamassa, Walter Trout, Eric Gales, Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Albert Castiglia, and, significantly, Chuck’s grandson, Charles Berry III.

This was a very special project for me,” Zito says. “I lived in Chuck’s hometown of St. Louis for 32 years, and I worked at a small musical instrument store where his drummer also happened to be employed. Chuck’s son would drop by on occasion as well. He was an icon, and rightfully so. I’ve been playing his songs since I was a kid […] He was a tremendous influence on my career…

The album, his 16th release, and produced by Zito himself, was recorded at his own Marz Studios and mixed & mastered by David Farrell: “We recorded the basic tracks and then sent them to each guest musician,” Zito recalls. “They added their contributions and then sent the files back to us. The process took a year to complete.

Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry by Mike Zito & Friends is out November 1, 2019.


01. St. Louis Blues feat. CHARLIE BERRY III

02. Rock And Roll Music feat. JOANNA CONNOR

03. Johnny B Goode feat. WALTER TROUT

04. Wee Wee Hours feat. JOE BONAMASSA

05. Memphis feat. ANDERS OSBORNE

06. I Want To Be Your Driver feat. RYAN PERRY

07. You Never Can Tell feat. ROBBEN FORD

08. Back In The USA feat. ERIC GALES

09. No Particular Place To Go feat. JEREMIAH JOHNSON

10. Too Much Monkey Business feat. LUTHER DICKINSON

11. Havana Moon feat. SONNY LANDRETH

12. Promised Land feat. TINSLEY ELLIS

13. Down Bound Train feat. ALEX SKOLNICK

14. Maybellene feat. RICHARD FORTUS

15. School Days feat. ALLY VENABLE

16. Brown Eyed Handsome Man feat. KIRK FLETCHER and JOSH SMITH

17. Reelin’ And Rockin’ feat. TOMMY CASTRO

18. Let It Rock feat. JIMMY VIVINO

19. Thirty Days feat. ALBERT CASTIGLIA

20. My Ding A Ling feat. KID ANDERSEN

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