MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Jan. 12, 2024 - Grammy-nominated guitarist and performer Rick Vito announces his eleventh solo album, Cadillac Man, a collection of eleven original tracks and an instrumental version of Sam Cooke's "Just Another Day." The album title reflects Vito's lifelong passion for classic Cadillac cars. "Mr Lucky," his 1969 Sedan De Ville, is pictured on the cover. Fans of slide and blues guitar will find songs on the album to suit every mood, from rhythmic to rocking, swinging to swampy, and all points in between. One standout is Vito's original rocking arrangement of "It's Two A.M.," previously recorded by Shemekia Copeland and winner of the 2001 W.C. Handy Blues Award for "Song of the Year."
Perhaps best known as a member of the legendary supergroup Fleetwood Mac (1987-1991), Rick Vito's guitar work and songs are featured on their albums, Greatest Hits, Behind The Mask, The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac, The Chain, and the live concert DVD, Tango In The Night. After the release of his debut solo album, King of Hearts (Atlantic Records, 1992), he began worldwide touring with his own band. Vito later partnered with Mick Fleetwood to form the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band feat. Rick Vito. Shortly after the release of their CD, Blue Again, he was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award in the "Best Traditional Blues" category as both artist and producer.
Vito's now iconic slide guitar solo on Bob Seger's "Like A Rock" has been heard and heralded by untold millions, both on Seger's hit albums and as the guitar voice on the Chevy truck TV commercial ads which ran over ten years. His unique guitar work has also appeared on hundreds of recordings by such legendary Rock & Roll and Blues Hall of Fame artists as Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, John Fogerty, Little Richard, Leon Russell, Boz Scaggs, John Prine, Delbert McClinton, Rita Coolidge, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne, Roger McGuinn, Todd Rundgren, Maria Muldaur, Bob Seger, and scores of others.
"The Cadillac theme is most appropriate for Rick Vito's new album, not only because of his affinity for the vehicles but also because they are symbolic of prestige and success," says Sallie Bengtson, Blue Heart Records partner. "His extensive accomplishments and musical pedigree are the epitome of both and are well represented throughout this exciting new release."
"I'd been without a Caddy for many years when my mom reminded me one day, 'You're a Cadillac Man! Hence came the song, which is now the title track of my album," says Vito. "The songs on this album were a joy to write, a pleasure to record, and great fun to perform. To me, that's what a good record should be. I invite you to, as the lyrics say, 'Take a ride with me baby, I'm a Cadillac Man!"
"The single most spectacular solo I'd ever heard ('Like A Rock')." BOB SEGER
"A singer and guitarist of the first rank. A master of his instrument!" JOHN MAYALL
"My favorite Blues guitarist and vocalist…the real deal." STEVE MILLER
"Rick Vito's guitar playing is as cool and sharp as a Cadillac tail fin!" BONNIE RAITTType a description for this product here...