The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, a project involving Fleetwood Mac main man Mick Fleetwood, will hit the road in September for a handful of dates in the United States and Canada.
As the press release detailed:
In addition to its namesake, the band features singer/guitarist Rick Vito, who was also a member of Fleetwood Mac (1987-1991), bassist Lenny Castellanos and keyboardist Mark Johnstone who also provides background vocals. Some years ago, this same line-up recorded Blue Again!, a live album that exemplifies the quartet’s power as a performing act, and underscored their adherence to the living, breathing genre that is the blues. Soon after its release, the album made it into the Top 5 on the Billboard Top Blues Albums Chart and went on to be nominated for a GRAMMY® in the Best Traditional Blues Album category.
As for what songs the band might play live, there’s an intriguing selection of cover tunes in their repertoire as well as some original recordings:
Aside from originals, The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band repertoire concentrates on material drawn from the formative years of Fleetwood Mac. 1967-1969 Peter Green era songs are covered, such as “Oh Well,” “Rattlesnake Shake,” “Love That Burns” and “Black Magic Woman,” later made famous by Santana, as well and blues classics like “Shake Your Money Maker” and “When the Levee Breaks” are also key components of The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s set list.
As a preview, here’s video of the band performing Black Magic Woman in concert a few years back:
This obviously sounds like a fun night of music and history, so don’t miss out if a show comes in your area! Here’s the list of scheduled dates:
- Sept 16 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
- Sept 17 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
- Sept 18 Telluride, CO Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
- Sept 20 Los Angeles, CA Ford Amphitheatre
- Sept 21 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
- Sept 23 Grass Valley, CA Veterans Memorial Auditorium
- Sept 24 Monterey, CA Golden State Theatre
- Sept 25 Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
- Sept 26 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
- Sept 28 Spokane, WA Fox Theater
- Sept 29 Aberdeen, WA D & R Theater
- Sept 30 Coquitlam, BC Hard Rock Casino Vancouver
- Oct 2 Victoria, BC University of Victoria/Farquhar Auditorium