Tommy Castro and Mike Zito Tour Brings the Blues to NY

Blues greats Tommy Castro and Mike Zito head off on tour together next week. The joint tour makes four stops in New York in Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany and Beacon, as well as several other Northeast dates.

Blues guitarists Tommy Castro and Mike Zito head off on a unique joint tour, dubbed the Six Strings Down Tour, that will see the two artists performing alongside each other rather than separately. The 20 night tour kicks off on Thursday, April 20 in Auburn Hills, Michigan and closes out on May 13 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Six Strings Down Tour makes four stops in New York. They’ll be at Buffalo’s Tralf Music Hall on April 23, Syracuse’s Funk ‘N Waffles on April 25, Albany’s Upper Room the next night on April 26 and, after two nights in New England and a night off, Beacon’s Towne Crier Cafe on April 30. They also play in Mexicali Blues in nearby Teaneck, New Jersey on May 2.

Backed by Castro’s band the Painkillers, the two guitarists will trade off on their own material as well as some tunes from their influences and other songs they can perform together as a single unit.

From the press release:

Castro’s Memphis soul underpinnings and Zito’s Texas boogie not only compliment each other, they open up a musical space between the two that’s a perfect meeting point. “There’s this really cool in between middle ground, that kinda rock kinda roadhouse stomp,” Zito says. “I think our styles are different enough,” adds Castro, “but at the same time I feel our voices will work well together and guitar jams will be inspired, tasty and full of fire. Mike and I are both known for our live performances, but I think these shows will be more entertaining for the audience than anything we’ve done on our own. I can’t wait!”

Tommy Castro & Mike Zito Six Strings Down Tour Dates
April 20 – Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI
April 21 – Kalamazoo State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
April 22 – Music by the Bay, Ajax, ON
April 23 – Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
April 25 – Funk ‘N Waffles (Downtown), Syracuse, NY
April 26 – The Upper Room, Albany, NY
April 27 – Bridge Street Live, Collinsville, CT
April 28 – New England Blues Summit, Hyannis, MA
April 30 – Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY
May 2 – Mexicali Live, Teaneck, NJ
May 3 – Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton, NJ
May 4 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA
May 5 – Building 24 Live, Wyomissing, PA
May 6 – Rams Head On Stage, Annapolis, MD
May 8 – Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Worthington, OH
May 9 – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
May 10 – City Winery Nashville, Nashville, TN
May 11 – Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO
May 12 – Rose Music Hall, Columbia, MO
May 13 – Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO