Blues Round-up: January 2016
Henry Yates on new releases from Mike Zito & The Wheel, Thirsty Mamas, Benji Kirkpatrick, Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band and Son Little
Mike Zito & The Wheel: Keep Coming Back
When Mike Zito walked out of Royal Southern Brotherhood last year the blues scene rang out with slapped foreheads. The 45-year-old songwriter has form when it comes to self-destruction – he nixed his early solo career with a post-millennial drugs habit – but leaving the acclaimed supergroup seemed a torn-up meal ticket too far.