Guitar Hero Albert Castiglia Coming Back to Catfish Lou’s
Albert Castiglia made his professional debut in 1990 with Miami Blues Authority and was later named ‘Best Blues Guitarist’ by Miami’s alt-music magazine, New Times. A few years later he toured as guitarist in blues legend Junior Wells’ band. Then, following Wells’ death, Castiglia enjoyed a stint with Atlanta vocalist Sandra Hall. For a minor talent with less momentum, that role as sideman and gun-for-hire might have been enough, but right from the start Albert had a creative itch that only a solo career and a songwriting carte blanche could scratch. His solo career began with 2002’s Burn, followed by a handful of well-received recordings afterward. Each new release was a step up, hammering home Albert’s reputation and ensuring there was plenty of classy material to fuel his increasingly well-attended live shows, which he describes as “balls to the wall, rockin’ blues show.”
Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th Ave. Mardi Gras show on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm. $12.00 advance at Tickettomato.com or at the venue, $15.00 at the door.