Friday 05.05.2017 / Saturday 06.05.2017
No. 3 blues CD of the year 2016: His last release is the number three CD of the year 2016, live at Parterre One:
The Albert Castiglia Band (USA)
„Keep Calm and Let Castiglia Handle It“ – this was the inscription on a t-shirt featured by Albert Castiglia on his Facebook page. And you really could not say it any better than this: the way the man celebrates his rough kind of blues-rock has an overwhelming power and energy of his very own.
Castiglia (46), born in New York, raised in Miami, is considered „one of the more exciting talents to emerge pn the blues scene in a while“ (Graham Clarke, Blues Bytes) and „the most inventive and creative songwriter to come into modern blues music in more than a decade“ (Richard Skelly, Asbury Park Press). read more
„When we tour this album“, promises Castiglia, „you can expect a balls to the wall, rockin’ blues show. Expect to get what we’ve always given you: my 100 percent!“ First discovered by legendary Chicago bluesman Junior Wells, who promptly recruited him as his lead guitarist, Albert Castiglia has already performed twice in Basel: with his own band two years ago – and again this past January as a member of blues „supergroup“ The Blues Giants with Mike Zito and Sugaray Rayford. „It may be a bit premature to crown him America’s newest King of the Blues, but there’s little doubt that he at least deserves the title of heir apparent“, so says music critic Lee Zimmerman of "Miami New Times".
His last CD - Blind Dog - was awarded number three blues CD of the year 2016 amongst 150 other titles.
Albert Castiglia: guitar/vocals
Jimmy Pritchard: bass/vocals
Brian Menendez: drums
Lewis Stephens: keyboards
Special Guest may 6th: Brandon Santini (USA): vocals/harp
Friday/Saturday, May, 5/6, 2017, Parterre One, Klybeckstrasse 1, Basel
Showtime: Friday, 20:30 h / Saturday, 21h
Doors: Friday, 20 h / Saturday, 19 h
Tickets: Friday, CHF 49 (Special price thanks to Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank) / Saturday, CHF 59