Iko-Iko Adds Mitch Mestel to Lineup

Little Silver Records announced today that, effective January 1, 2006, Mitch Mestel (The Volunteers, Mary Karlzen, Jolynn Daniel) takes over duties on bass and background vocals for the legendary Miami-based band, Iko-Iko.

Highlighting their more than 20 year career, Graham Wood Drout's Iko-Iko performances have appeared in the films "Cape Fear, " "Contact" and AAA/Blues radio favorites, "Bag Me, Tag Me, Take Me Away" and "Celebration."

Drout's ability to discover outstanding musical talent is impressive. The so-called "voodoo rock" band's line up has featured a wide range of premier performers (Ron Dziubla/Chayanne, Ricky Martin; Nick Kane/The Mavericks; Glen Caruba/Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen; Mike Bauer/Pam Tillis, Point of Grace) since their debut as the house band at Miami's first cabaret, Tobacco Road, and has backed up a who's who of legendary performers in a variety of venues.

The award-winning Drout now returns to guitar and percussion in addition to his lead vocalist role in the band. Also in the current lineup of the group are John "Good Rockin' Johnny" Wenzel on lead guitar and Cameron Robb on drums.

Drout has also paired with next-generation Blues guitarist, Albert Castiglia on a new acoustic release titled "Bittersweet Sessions" slated for early December 2005 release.

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