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LIVE AT THE BELLY UP: The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.
Courtesy of ©Jonathon Todd 2008, 2009 All Rights Reserved
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.

Airs Friday, May 10, 2019 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, May 13 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

San Diego has long been known as a hotbed of great musical talent. What’s more, San Diego is home to one of the best music venues on the West Coast.

Since 1974, the Belly Up has been featuring great local bands from the Cedros Design District.

This episode features The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito. Rock legend Mick Fleetwood returns to the blues music of his roots.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.
Courtesy of ©Jonathon Todd 2008, 2009 All Rights Reserved
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.

The band is both an original musical tour de force and a respectful tribute to Fleetwood Mac, initiated by the sole member of the band to be in every incarnation from the beginning, Mick Fleetwood, and the former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Rick Vito ("Behind the Mask").

As well as The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band’s own material, the band pays tribute to the original Fleetwood Mac, the all­-male blues band that started it all in 1967.

Bringing together four stellar blues and rock musicians, Fleetwood, Vito, John McVie (bass) and Mark Johnstone (keys).

Both Mick and John first played together with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers before leaving to form Fleetwood Mac with Peter Green.

At the front of the group is Rick Vito (Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and others), veteran Bluesman and former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and lead guitarist.

Rick adds his personal touch while staying true to the styling of early Fleetwood Mac frontman Peter Green.

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.
Courtesy of ©Jonathon Todd 2008, 2009 All Rights Reserved
The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band featuring Rick Vito.

The band pays tribute to the Mac's early days, when it drew heavily on American blues music and produced hits such as “Rattlesnake Shake,” "Albatross," "Oh Well" and "Black Magic Woman" (which was later covered by Santana).

This episode features “Fleetwood Boogie,” “Black Magic Woman,” “Shake Your Money Maker,” “My Baby's Hot,” “Rollin' Man Meets the Voodoo Woman” and more.

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Exterior photo of the Belly Up, located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, Calif., 92075.
Courtesy of ©2012 Daniel Knighton/Pixel Perfect Images
Exterior photo of the Belly Up, located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, Calif., 92075.

Belly Up brings the best in new, up-and-coming artists as well as established legends in genres ranging from alternative rock, rock, reggae, and hip-hop to blues, folk, jazz, Latin & more! Visit their online calendar of shows.

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