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Mike Zito

Levi Platero

at FUSION | 708
708 1st St. NW
Albuquerque NM 87102
Other Events at Fusion | 708

Time: 7:30pm     Day: Tuesday     Doors: 6:30pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $25
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Tickets cost $25 in advance, $30 day of show (plus service charges). They are also available by phone through Hold My Ticket at 505-886-1251.

FUSION | 708 is a black box theater that can be configured in a variety of ways.  This show will be all seated.

Mike Zito is one of the most lauded artists in the contemporary blues arena today and rightfully so, but for him, the thing that counts the most is maintaining his honesty, authenticity and integrity. Those are the qualities that have steered Zito's career since the beginning and continue to define every effort he's offered since.

"I have nothing to hide; it seems my honesty is what people relate to most," he once told Vintage Guitar magazine. "Anders (Osborne) told me early on, 'If you don't believe what you're singing, you'll never be a good singer.' I try not to write fluff; I try to make every word count."

The even-dozen tracks on Zito's new album, Life Is Hard, include not only several Mike Zito originals, but also his takes on a wide variety of blues songs written by such contemporaries as Tinsley Ellis, Walter Trout, Tab Benoit and Fred James. Sprinkled in are covers from a diverse assortment of blues/roots music icons, including Little Milton ("Lonely Man"), Stevie Wonder ("Have a Talk with God") and Reverend Gary Davis ("Death Don't Have No Mercy"), plus the outside-the-box blues-worthy rendering of the Guess Who classic, "These Eyes."

Opening the show is Levi Platero, an award-winning Native American Blues singer-songwriter from the Navajo Nation.  Enjoy the below video of Levi from the first seasons of Bands of Enchantment.  Look for the filming of the fourth season of BOE a the KiMo in September!


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