After nearly 30 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, Albert Castiglia is the master of scorching raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Castiglia’s most recent album, “Up All Night” is a gritty masterpiece that makes it easy to throw around comparisons to the likes of George Thorogood and Keith Richards. His music is a passionate onslaught of screaming solos, catchy rhythms and guitar strings bent to their breaking point.
“It’s a revelation to discover the thrilling retro-electric blues from this astonishing young guitarist. ”
– USA Today
Castiglia writes a good deal of the music that appears in his sets, and while all of it has a bluesy flavor, Castiglia tackles a variety of source material and musical sounds. Some of his work serves up fairly traditional blues fare, while other tracks appeal to listeners to address the social problems which plague modern society. Other pieces have an island feel, and many of his songs feature dynamic and interesting rhythms and progressions which keep the listener engaged. It doesn’t take long to figure out that, while much of his music is wrapped up in a bonfire of flaming lead guitar solos, a good deal of thought and effort is put into each cut, ensuring that his audiences leave the table quite satisfied.
Castiglia made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority, but truly hit the international radar when Junior Wells invited him into his band for several world tours. ‘It was an incredible adventure,’ recalls Castiglia. ‘Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a Chicago bluesman. Junior opened the door for me to do that.’
Come see Castiglia in Concert Saturday, September 22, at the Center for Performing Arts in Bonita Springs, 10150 Bonita Beach Rd. Call 239-495-8989 or Click Here for tickets and information.
Saturday, September 22, 2018; 8:00pm
Center for Performing Arts – Hinman Auditorium
Tickets: $30 Premium Seats | $25 Center Seats | $20 Side Seats
(10% off for current CFABS Members)