Watch the 30 Blues Americana Licks online guitar lesson by Mike Zito from 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Know

Welcome to 30 Blues Americana Licks! I’m very excited to share this course with you and play some guitar together. These licks are not spot on, absolute copies of the originals.....you can do that yourself with the albums. These licks are my take on some great feels and vibes created by the best blues and country guitar players in history. I was never great at learning licks note for note, but I could usually get the idea and work it into my playing, and that’s what this is all about. Hopefully you'll find some new ideas and licks for yourself that will inspire your "Americana" to come alive.


To me, there is nothing better than the infusion of Country, Blues, and Rock ‘n’ Roll—it’s what America is all about. Country licks are not just for Country music and the same goes for Blues. I find it to be much more interesting to play some Country style licks over a standard Blues progression, or some down and dirty Blues over a real country vibe. That’s Americana! Let's dig in here with some classic licks and some personal favorites for what I hope is a fun Americana Guitar course.