The Monday night blues series at Time Out Pub, 275 Main St., will continue Monday, June 10, from 7 to 10 p.m. with Mike Zito. Admission is $10.

Zito wowed the crowd at last summer’s North Atlantic Blue Festival as part of the Royal Southern Brotherhood and is stepping out with a new solo album, “Gone to Texas.” Zito busted into the St. Louis music scene at age 19; over the years, he has found his true sound from all his experiences, new and old, and his formative influences blend with additional musical heroes and legends such as Prince, Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, SRV, Walter Trout, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Danny Gatton and even rising artists like John Mayer. His music still retains its bluesy Americana charm while also emphasizing that dusty, big wide-open Texas sound, inspired by the Greyhound bus that helped carry him on his way out of town as a young man.

Upcoming are: June 17, Peter Novelli ($10); and June 24, Chris Duarte ($15). For more information on the weekly series, visit, which also has the scoop about this summer’s North Atlantic Blues Festival, July 13 and 14; headliner is the great Mavis Staples. Advance blues festival tickets are $25 for either day or $50 for the full weekend.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or