Texas saved my life... Sounds a bit dramatic, but absolutely true.
Historically, Texas has been the saving grace of many desperate men. In the early 1800s, men who had large debts or committed crimes would run off to Texas to hide from the colonies and their creditors. This was called "Gone to Texas". I ended up in Texas as well after running away from all of my problems and mostly myself. My drug addiction is no secret and Texas is where I confronted my problems and made a change that has saved my life.
I met a woman who lived in Texas years before and was spiritually drawn to her. She has stood by my side though it all and has given me the love and support I needed to stand on my own two feet.
The Wheel is a special band. These musicians were hand picked over the years. These are some of my favorite musicians on planet earth. My dream band. We all have one thing in common, make the music feel good! My sincerest gratitude to all the musicians for their heartfelt performances.
It is no surprise that this most important album to me is being released on Ruf Records. I have wanted to be a Ruf recording artist since 1998. Thomas Ruf and I have tried many times get together over the years but the Universe wasn't ready for us until now!
So, this is my Texas album. My story of Texas. The history, the culture, the music and the amazing pride that shines on every Lone Star flag.
I am truly thankful for my life, love, friends and family. - Mike Zito