Friday, February 1, 2019, at 7:30 P.M.
Rick Vito is best known for his blues and slide guitar style. Formerly lead guitarist for Fleetwood Mac and featured player on Bob Seger's albums since 1986. he played the famous slide guitar solo on the Bob Seger song and Chevy truck ad, "Like a Rock". He collaborated with Mick Fleetwood to produce a Grammy Award nominated CD/DVD in 2010 and is a winner of the prestigious W. C. Handy Blues Award. There is no better way to lead off the annual PIX Blues Festival weekend than with a Rick Vito concert.
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 7:00 P.M.
Expect a rocking journey through familiar blues destinations... but be ready to take a trip down the musical fork in the road with Madcat Midnight Blues Journey. Conducted by harmonica wizard Peter Madcat Ruth, this eclectic electric quartet is fueled by the guitar and steel fireworks of Drew "Captain Midnight" Howard, and propelled by the mighty rhythm section of bassist Mark "Papa" Schrock and drummer Michael "Kid" Shimmin. All aboard for an outstanding musical ride!
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:30 P.M.
The Bluz Brothers are an eight piece band dedicated to the great R&B sounds made popular by Jake and Elwood Blues of Calumet City, Illinois. It is their mission to carry on the tradition until the BOYS make parole or until incarcerated themselves -- whichever comes first. Since they are not currently behind bars, we're proud to bring them back to The PIX to wrap up PIX Blues Festival 2019.