Nobody sleeps when this man plays in town. This quote describes a live show by Albert very well. After 30 years in the business with rocking blues albums as well as a live show that is second to none, the Florida musician has made a name for himself as a raw yet highly musical blues master. His CD Masterpiece was CD of the Year 2019 and he has released a great live CD in 2020 with Wild & Free.
Born in New York on August 12, 1969 - before moving to Florida - he made his debut as a professional musician in 1990 with the Miami Blues Authority. He then appeared on the radar of many blues fans when Junior Wells brought him into his band. "It was an incredible adventure," Castiglia recalls. "Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a Chicago bluesman. Junior opened the door for me to realize that."
With Junior Wells, Castiglia was able to earn the respect of many blues musicians and fans. After Wells died in 1998, there was no stopping Castiglia. He accompanied Atlanta singer Sandra Hall on her U.S. tours in the late '90s and played with greats such as Pinetop Perkins and John Primer. His solo career began with the release of Burn in 2002, followed by A Stone's Throw in 2006, Keepin On in 2010 and Living The Dream in 2012. In 2014, Solid Ground was voted one of the best CDs of the year. The following CD - Big Dog - was rated best album of the year by Blues Blast's Kim Derr. Up all Night (2017) represents another outstanding album.
The early 2019 CD Masterpiece is chosen as the CD of the year 2019. The year after will follow - finally - a live CD of Albert - Wild and Free. This CD becomes one of the most sold CDs of Mike Zito's label - Gulf Coast Records - and presents Albert on the occasion of two concerts at the legendary Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton (Florida). The writer of this text was present on both evenings and was able to experience this highlight live.
In Basel he will be accompanied by an all-star troupe around Nick Schnebelen and Johnny Sansone.
Albert Castiglia - guitar, vocals
Nick Schnebelen - guitar, vocals
Johnny Sansone - vocals, harmonica
Aaron Mayfield - organ
Cliff Moore - bass
Adam Hagerman - drums
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