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Butch ZIto ~ Singer/ Songwriter
301 Stanton Road ~ Wilmington, De 19804
email@example.com 302 521-9053
Stackabones band leader Butch Zito was awarded the 2014 Established Fellowship in Folk Art-Music from the State of Delaware and the National Endowment for the Arts.
This honor is in recognition of his artistic accomplishments, musical expertise and
gifted songwriting skills. Stackabones is the coalescence of Butch's songwriting talent, extensive repertoire of original music and a group of highly accomplished musicians. This harmony creates Stackabones' tightly-woven innovative performances which attracts a multi-generational fan base.
Personal: Born in Brooklyn, NY. January 15, 1956
Awards and Achievements:
Tall Grass – Hemp song of the Year 2008, Pot Ten/High Times Magazine 1999
Chicken Squawk – Video of Tony Hawk skate boarding
Burned on Love/Texas Town – Single released in 1983 used for warm-up music on Grateful Dead Summer Tour
Your Love, Indian Song, Walk if You Dare and Tall Grass performed by various bands and Mad Sweet Pangs
Stackabones ~ signed by Relix Records 1990, sold 20,000 CD’s. currently performing the “East Coast Festival Circuit”
Railroad Pete ~ Acoustic “Americana” ensemble playing original material,
Dobro, Guitar, Bass fiddle and vocals
Porch Chops ~ Americana Jam cover/original band
Singer Songwriter ~ Solo original songs preformance
"I don't write songs, they write themselves, I'm just a channel". "A good classic song just jumps out and gives you no choice but to find some paper and a pencil as quickly as possible." "It is a one shot deal with me, 9 outof 10 times, songs are written from life experiences, love and friends."
Luckily there are songs like "Tolena and Ain't Got No Chickens" to make the lighter side of life shine thru.
Songwriting is an expression and release to make a statement, give a feeling of calm and to get me onto the next song to be written.
Current Releases and Discography
Burned on Love/ Texas Town ~ Recorded in Austin, Tx., released on vinyl 1983. single was used as warm-up music for Grateful Dead summer Tour 1983
Stackabones (The Blue Album) ~ Recorded in San Jose', Ca. and released on Relix Records. 1990 – 20,000 sold
Prototype (Porch Chops) ~ collection of songs by Brad Riesau w/some "Butchie tunes" as well. Released 1993
BZB - Last Chance Hotel ~ Inspiration for Mad Sweet Pangs "Jam Rock"
released 1995. Tall Grass re-recorded as 13 minute song. - released 1995
Butchie Songs ~ Recorded and produced by Marc Moss. Acoustic oriented w/
Roslyn Town, Your Love and Ain't No Rush - released 2006
Live @ 4W5 ~ 17 Delaware songwriters recorded live at the infamous 4W5 in downtown Wilmington - released 2006
BZB - My Words Ring True - Jam Rock showcasing songs by Butch Zito and Frank Milewski. Indian Song, Lilly Mae, Change of Heart - released 2008
Incognito Zito ~ Singer/songwriter release w/Tolena, Kids Eat Free
(co-written w/Todd Chapelle), 70's Child, Heritage, Feather on Your Wings. Released 2010
Zito's Bakery (Flying Butch Zito Brothers and Sisters) ~ produced and recorded by Marc Moss. In the spirit of The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons and The Byrds. Mad Sweet Pangs version of "Your Love". Train Down the Track,
Many Wilmington, De. artists as well as Nashville Session players on this release.
The Wax Still Drips (Stackabones) ~ Americana Jam Band w/Howard Wales (Jerry Garcia's musical collaborator) on Yellow Sound Label.
Dancin' with Bill, Golden Coconut, Bring You Home. released 2012