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Richard Francis "Rick" Vito(born October 13, 1949,Darby,Pennsylvania, United States) is an He was part ofFleetwood Macbetween 1987 and 1991. Vito took over as lead guitarist afterLindsey Buckinghamleft Fleetwood Mac.He is best known for his blues and slide guitar style, whose influences includeElmore James,Robert Nighthawk,B.B. King,Alvino Rey,Les Paul, Mohan Bhatt,George HarrisonandKeith Richards.
Vito has been a featured player onBob Seger'salbumssince 1986. He played the famousslide guitarsoloon the Bob Seger song and Chevy truck ad, "Like a Rock". He was a long-standing member ofBonnie Raitt's touring band in the 1990s. Rick also played withJohn Mayall,Jackson Browne,Little Richard,Roger McGuinn,Bobby Whitlock,Dobie Gray,John Fogerty,Delaney & Bonnie,Albert Collins,Dolly Parton,Maria Muldaur, and others. Vito tours often in Europe with his own band. He produced rockabilly singer Rosie Flores' CD, "Speed of Sound." His CD/DVD production collaboration with Mick Fleetwood,Blue Again!was Grammy nominated in 2010. Vito is also the recipient of the W.C. Handy Blues Award. His latest CD, "Mojo On My Side," was released in Europe in 2014, and worldwide in 2015 on Delta Groove Records with two new tracks.
He played with the Mick Fleetwood Blues Band atBluesfest Byron Bayover Easter 2016.
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