Tag Archives: Mike Zito

Album review: MIKE ZITO AND FRIENDS – Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry

Mike Zito And Friends - Rock

Ruf Records [Release date 01.11.19] ‘Mike Zito And Friends – Rock ‘N’ Roll: A Tribute To Chuck Berry’ is a pit stop, or a pause for breathe in a career that has brought him critical acclaim as both a musician … Continue reading

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Album review: ALBERT CASTIGLIA – Masterpiece

Albert Castiglia - Masterpeice

Gulf Coast Records [Release 15.07.19] It’s often said that an artist discovers their best work when they find their muse. And when Albert Castiglia tells us that his new ‘Masterpiece’ album resulted from finding a daughter he didn’t know he … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMANTHA FISH – Kill Or Be Kind

Samantha Fish - Kill Or Be Kind

Rounder [Release date 20.09.19] There’s no denying the natural vivacity, or the cigar box guitar driven grooves and songcraft of Samantha Fish. Since bursting on the rock-blues scene a decade ago, she’s cut 6 solo albums of which the last … Continue reading

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Album review: ALLY VENABLE – Texas Honey

Ally Venable - Texas Honey

Ruf Records [Release date 22.03.19] Ruf Records has long established its niche in the contemporary blues market with a roster of up and coming talent that reflects the best of the global blues scene. From Aynsley Lister, Ian Parker, Erja … Continue reading

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Album review: VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

VANJA SKY – Bad Penny

Ruf Records [Release date 23.02.18] ‘Bad Penny’ is a 12 track rock-blues album on which the young Croatian guitarist Vanja Sky impressively crafts her own style. She’s a song driven artist with a locker full of licks who moulds the … Continue reading

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Album review: WALTER TROUT – We’re All In This Together

WALTER TROUT – We

Pete Feenstra chatted to Walter Trout in October 2017 for his Sunday Feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio.  In this hour special Walter chats about the album with several tracks featured. Provogue Records [Release date 01.09.17] ‘We’re All … Continue reading

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Album review: ANTHONY ROSANO AND THE CONQUEROOS – Anthony Rosano And The Conqueroos

ANTHONY ROSANO AND THE CONQUEROOS

Self release [Release date 11.04.17] Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos hail from Virginia, so presumably the decision to hook up with producer/guitarist Mike Zito and high profile engineer David Ferrell and record in New Orleans was in the hope that … Continue reading

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Album review: ALBERT CASTIGLIA – Big Dog

Albert Castiglia - Big Dog

On Sunday 11 September in the Pete Feenstra Feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete chats to Albert Castiglia about his music with tracks from ‘Big Dog’ More information Ruf [Release date 20.05.16] ‘Big Dog’ is a bulldozer of … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Keep Coming Back

MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Keep Coming Back

The Pete Feenstra Feature – Mike Zito (1 November 2015) by Get Ready To Rock! Radio on Mixcloud Ruf [Release date 06.11.15] And so after three albums with the award winning Royal Southern Brotherhood super group, Mike Zito returns to … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don’t Look Back

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Don

Ruf [Release date 26.05.15] And so it comes to pass that the bloodline has been cast asunder and a new line-up of Royal Southern Brotherhood takes on the mantle of the kings of southern kissed funk, blues and soul. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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Album review: A BLUES TRIBUTE TO CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival

Cleopatra [Release date 25.08.14] It’s a measure of the contemporary music scene’s fascination with introspection that three quarters of ‘A Blues Tribute To Creedence Clearwater Revival’ is given a stripped down feel. The result is an album that isn’t so … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 25 June 2014

ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Shepherd

Royal Southern Brotherhood reconfigure the classic rhythm and blues revue to their own ends, with great playing, 3 great lead vocalists, glistening harmonies and an essential harmonic relationship between strong songs that gives the evening its free flowing feel. Their … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Heartsoulblood

Royal Southern Brotherhood - Heartsoulblood

Ruf [Release date 16.06.14] Royal Southern Brotherhood’s ‘Heartsoulblood’ is a delightful celebration of the band’s talented parts.  Sure, they are bound by a rock royalty bloodline that makes them a de facto supergroup, but each member of the band is … Continue reading

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Album review: LAURENCE JONES – Temptation

        Ruf Records [Release date 10.03.14] It may be a PR cliché, but the phrase ‘hotly anticipated album’ was never more apt than when applied to Laurence Jones’s ‘Temptation’.  Having made a big splash on the UK … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Songs From The Road

Ruf [Release date 18.11.13] Royal Southern Brotherhood ‘Songs From the Road’ cements their place as one of the most essential live experiences in 2013. From their self titled debut album to their incendiary live shows, it’s been a long time … Continue reading

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Gig review: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 28 September 2013

  Royal Southern Brotherhood may be considered the latest super group on the circuit, but the label appeared irrelevant to a line-up that celebrated its wealth of talent with a breathtaking two hour set. RSB is the considerable sum of its … Continue reading

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Album review: SAMANTHA FISH – Black Wind Howlin’

Ruf [Release date 23.09.13] Samantha Fish makes much of her growing maturity on her second solo album ‘Black Wind Howlin’. Given the wide variety of relationship songs and a mix of reflective and self confident narratives, it appears she’s taken … Continue reading

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Album review: CYRIL NEVILLE – Magic Honey

Ruf [Release date 10.09.13]  And finally it’s Cyril Neville’s turn!  ‘Magic Honey’ may have been released in the slipstream of his Royal Southern Brotherhood partners, but if feels more like the final part of an interlinked triumvirate rather than a … Continue reading

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Album review: MIKE ZITO & THE WHEEL – Gone To Texas

Mike Zito

Ruf [Release date 17.06.13] Mike Zito’s ‘Gone To Texas’ is both a literal and metaphorical title, reflecting the fact he’s overcome his previous drug and alcohol problems and has moved to Texas from the mid- west in search of sobriety … Continue reading

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