New Blues/Rock: Albert Castiglia — ‘Big Dog’

Albert Castiglia — Big Dog
Label: Ruf Records

When Albert Castiglia wants to make a point, he makes sure that his point is made. On his latest album, Big Dog, he has plenty to say and he does it with a whole lot of style. That style is raw, rough, slightly heavy and very humid. What’s more, his guitar-playing more than catches his vocal intensity. In other words, if you feel like hearing some blues/rock, Albert Castiglia is probably exactly the kind you probably want to hear.

The album captures what must be an extraordinary live show. To see when Albert Castiglia is appearing near you this summer, click here.

If you’re in the mood for the gritty truth, turn off the election rhetoric and turn up your CD player and hear the world’s most honest chords set to some of the most enlightening words around as performed by Albert Castiglia and his band: Mike Zito (Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Percussion), Scot Sutherland (Bass Guitar), Rob Lee (Drums), Lewis Stephens (Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ) and Johnny Sansone (Harmonica). When Mr. Castiglia bellows the question “What is this world coming to when you don’t see the children smile?,” you know it’s because he cares. He has something to say and, bravely, he says it… soulfully and passionately.

Essential Downloads: “Don’t Let Them Fool Ya,” “Where Did I Go Wrong,” “Somehow.”

Best Song Title: “Get Your Ass In The Van.” (Runner Up: “What the Hell Was I Thinking.”)

To preview or purchase this album on iTunes, click here.

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