Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release. Mike Zito celebrates the 20th anniversary of his very first release recorded in 1998 in St. Louis, MO. This recording is 20 years old and has stood the test of time. Blue Room changed everything. As the album sold, the songs began to be requested live - displacing the Cream and Hendrix covers - and Zito was heralded as an artist of rare potential. Back then, he didn't anticipate the bitter-sweet future about to unfold - the lost years of alcoholism in the post-millennium, the salvation offered by his wife, Laura, the plaudits of Royal Southern Brotherhood in 2012 and the rising trajectory of his solo career since he picked it back up with 2015's Keep Coming Back. But when Zito looks back now at Blue Room, he wouldn't change a thing: "I find such joy in listening to the young man on this recording. I'm so proud that it's finally being released by Ruf Records after twenty years..."
Track List: 1.1 Hollywood 1.2 Pull the Trigger 1.3 It's All Good 1.4 Gravy Jam 1.5 Lovering 1.6 Shoes Blues 1.7 Ways About You 1.8 Soundcheck 1.9 Lightening Bug 1.10 Rocket Man Bonus Track