Mike Zito was last seen cruising Will Rogers Highway, better known as Route 66, also know as the Main Street of America. His road-weary ’69 Chevy Camaro was stuffed with a jumble of guitars, amps, pedals and other tools of the touring bluesman trade.
Mike called in somewhere between Winslow and Flagstaff for an update on the launch of his first TrueFire course, Blues Americana. We urged him to get back in the studio as soon as possible because the course went #1 with a bullet and our inbox was full with requests for more of Zito’s take on electric blues guitar.
30 Blues Americana Licks you MUST Know celebrates the contemporary melting pot of electric blues styles infused with country and rock flavors. Rootsy to its core, Blues Americana also embraces more modern techniques and creative approaches and it's this contrast that keeps the style fresh and engaging for listeners.
This collection features a variety of techniques ranging from open-string pentatonics and hybrid picking to power double-stops, big bends and head-turning chicken pickin’ blues moves. The Blues Americana vocabulary is inspired from the fretboards of T-Bone walker, BB King, Robert Johnson, Johnny Winter, Albert Lee, Muddy Waters, Roy Clark, Duane Allman, Elmore James, Joe Maphis and other blues, rock and country giants of guitar.
Mike demonstrates all of the licks over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down measure-by-measure, technique-by-technique. All of the licks are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes.
You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can loop and/or slow any section down as you work through the lessons. Plus, Mike generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.