Sunday, November 21
Sunday Blues Brunch
(Doors/buffet 10:00 a.m.: show starts at 11:15 a.m.)

MIKE ZITO
plus KING SOLOMON HICKS
DoubleTree Grand Ballroom
Tickets: $49 (includes brunch)

Contemporary blues guitar prodigy Mike Zito, now 50, was already well known on the St. Louis music scene by his late teens.
The title track of his 2009 “Pearl River” album, for which he collaborated with Cyril Neville, won Song of the Year at the Blues Music Awards. He later worked with Neville in the Royal Southern Brotherhood, considered by many a “super group,” from 2010 to 2014.
Zito has continued to record critically acclaimed albums, the latest being “Quarantine Blues,” recorded last year during the heart of the pandemic and released as a “free to download” album.
His 2019 album, “Rock N Roll: A Tribute to Chuck Berry,” contains 20 tunes featuring 21 guest guitarists.

King Solomon Hicks
Growing up in Harlem, 26-year-old King Solomon Hicks heard all kinds of great music, and plunged into singing and guitar playing at an early age.
By 13, he was onstage at the Cotton Club, and during high school he played there as part of a 15-piece band.
After graduation, he started playing in Europe, opening for Ringo Starr and Jeff Beck.
Prior to Covid-19, he was playing at festivals throughout Europe, the United States and beyond, and has established himself as a recording artist with “HARLEM,” released in 2020. His playing shows his Harlem roots, and puts the listener inside a juke joint, listening to blues with Hicks’ own special spin.


Photos by Joseph A. Rosen