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Monday, May 12, 2008

Mike Zito Press Release

Just received a press release from Mile High Productions about Mike Zito's new release. I also hope to have a review of his new CD sometime in the next couple weeks.


Miles High Productions is proud to present our latest artist, Mike Zito and his forthcoming release, ‘Today,” set for May 20, 2008 courtesy of Eclecto Groove Records.

For additional information on Mike Zito, please contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High Productions: chip@mileshighproductions.com or 323-806-0400.

Mike Zito 101: http://www.mikezito.com/ecards/zito_today.html

“Mike’s soul shines brightly through his sweet guitar tone, rich vocals and well crafted songs.” (Aaron Lee – XM Radio)

CD Cover.jpg

GENRE/FORMAT: Roots Rock/AAA

UPC: 85002100122

SIMILAR/INFLUENCED ARTISTS: Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer, Marc Broussard

AAA RADIO: “Love Like This” – Track 1 – airplay now on over 70+ stations around the US

GOING FOR ADDS MAY 12/13: Track #8: “Today” (title track)

COVER TRACK: Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” – Track 4

MYSPACE: http://www.myspace.com/mikezito5150

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq_h1p-esRQ

ZITO

With all the pieces in place, the time is right for Mike Zito to break through as a major voice on

the contemporary music scene. His debut release on Eclecto Groove, “Today”, is currently being

readied for release. Produced by the ‘dream team’ of David Z (Prince, Big Head Todd, Etta

James), Tony Braunagel (Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Eric Burden), and Randy Chortkoff, “Today”

showcases Zito’s music in a distinctly contemporary setting, without any gimmicks or artifice.

The producers perfectly captured the earthy essence and intimacy of Zito’s voice, and the driving

intensity of his music, creating a recording that sounds simultaneously comfortable and familiar,

and brand new and original. Zito’s original material has never been stronger; songs like “Today”,

“Holding Out For Love” and “Superman” would mesh perfectly with the playlists at any Hot AC or

Triple A format radio station, while the strutting “No Big City” and “Hollywood” won’t disappoint

long-time fans from his hard-rocking days. And Zito’s sensitive, acoustic cover of the Prince

classic “Little Red Corvette” will have listeners who are familiar with the song hearing it in a

whole new light.

Zito is that rare new artist who completely in synch with the contemporary music scene, while at

the same time having a lifetime’s worth of experience to draw from that informs his music with

soul, depth, and lasting appeal that grows with repeated listening. And thanks to his alliance with

Eclecto Groove, it looks like “Today” is the day for Mike Zito.

TOURDATES:
05/15/-05/16/08: Vinton, LA - Delta Downs Casino
05/17/08: Grapevine, TX - Main Street Days Festival
05/20/08: Austin, TX - Saxon Pub (RECORD RELEASE)
05/27/08: North Hills, CA - The Witches Brew
05/28/08:
Los Angeles, CA - Genghis Cohen (Solo/Acoustic)
05/29/08:
West Hollywood, CA - The House Of Blues (Foundation Room)
05/30/08:
Sherman Oaks, CA - Cozy's
05/31/08:
Hermosa Beach, CA - Cafe Boogaloo
06/05/08
: Huntsville, AL - Humphrey's
06/07/08: Marietta, GA – Darwin’s
06/08/08: Chattanooga, TN – Riverbend Festival
06/10/08: Nashville, TN - Bourbon St.
06/11/08: Grand Rapids, MI - Blues On Grand
06/12/08: Lansing, MI - Blues On The SQ.
06/25/08: Coumbia, MO - Summerfest
06/26/08: Springfield, MO - Harlow's
06/27/08: Topeka, KS - Varsity Blues
06/28/08: Slater, MO – Bear Creek Blues Festival
06/29/08: Nashville, TN - BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups
06/30/08: St. Louis, MO - BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups
07/10-07/13/08: Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
08/03/08:
Osage Beach, MO - Dog Days
08/16/08: Kansas City, MO - Boxcar Blues Festival
08/30/08: Freeport, TX - Summertime Blues Festival

Chip Schutzman

President

Miles High Productions

6622 De Longpre Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

chip@mileshighproductions.com

323-806-0400 ph

323-462-0829 fx

AIM: Chipster90028

www.myspace.com/mileshighproductions

www.mileshighproductions.com

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