Watch the Blues Americana online guitar lesson by Mike Zito from Blues Americana

Welcome to Blues Americana. That's an interesting name we came up with to kind of describe my styles of playing guitar. I love blues and will forever be a student of the art form. I also love old country and jazz. I grew up listening to rock, so of course I love rock n roll as well. I just never really considered separating these styles of American music. They have a lot in common and make things even more interesting when we mix it all up. I grew up in St. Louis, MO and was lucky enough to work at a local music shop right out of high school. All of the great players and working musicians came into that store. Great blues artists, jazz and country guitar players, and rock players. I found so much I enjoyed from each one of them. Over the years I have tried to incorporate these styles and techniques into my music. I hope that these ideas and concepts can help you improve your playing and enjoy a broader palate of music.