Gulf Coast Records announces a March 17 release date for one of the most-anticipated albums of the year, the upcoming Blood Brothers disc featuring multi-Blues Music Award-winners Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia. Blood Brothers was produced by Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith and recorded at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana.
'This album was a blast to make and I am even more excited to take this music out on the road and perform for the people," says Mike Zito. "It's just a bit more complex with an overall band dynamic that I think sets apart from what Albert and I normally do.
"The making of this album was a 'brotherhood' in every sense of the word," adds Albert Castiglia. "The production team of Josh Smith and Joe Bonamassa, along with Mike and I created something incredibly special. I hope our fans enjoy this collaboration as much as we did."
Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia are true "Blood Brothers" in life and in the music they create both individually and collectively, joining forces in a collaborative effort of songwriting and performances to create a total listening experience greater than the sum of its parts. Added to that process are the talents of producers Joe Bonamassa and Josh Smith, who brought fresh ideas to the recording sessions, pushing Mike and Albert creatively and musically to present their best work to date.
"Mike and Albert have a special chemistry together when they plug in and play that few have. They finish each other's sentences musically," award-winning guitarist Joe Bonamassa said about the sessions. "Great tunes, great people, great hang! What's not to like? It was an honor to be involved in this project."Mike Zito and Albert Castiglia have done something special." added co-producer Josh Smith. "They have both found their musical confidante. Most solo artists never even look - let alone find - theirs. They have brought together a real 'band' using members of each's solo acts. The sum of all these parts added with a tremendous effort to both write and perform the strongest record of their respective careers has paid off in a special album. Blood Brothers indeed! Joe and I are proud that these brothers trusted our partnership to produce this special album!"