August 26-28, 2021
Albert Castiglia has been making his living as a bluesman for over 20 years, coming to prominence as lead guitarist for the legendary Junior Wells. His muscular vocal style, incendiary guitar work, and fine songwriting are all the signs of an artist who's in it for the love of music.
Albert Castiglia is an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Castiglia has played with a who's who of blues greats throughout his career including Junior Wells, Sandra Hall, Aron Burton, Pinetop Perkins, Melvin Taylor, Sugar Blue, Phil Guy, Ronnie Earl, Billy Boy Arnold, Ronnie Baker Brooks, John Primer, Lurrie Bell, Jerry Portnoy, Larry McCray, Eddy Clearwater and Otis Clay.
When he stepped out on his own in 2002 with Burn, an album that got universal raves, there's no doubting Castiglia's power as a guitarist, as his searing lead work on the album-opening "Cadillac Assembly Line" (written by Mack Rice, composer of the standard "Mustang Sally") demonstrates.
Albert’s release MASTERPIECE was recorded at MARZ Studio in Nederland, Texas with musician/producer Mike Zito. “Albert Castiglia is pure emotion. He wears his heart on his sleeve and lets his guitar do the talking”, says Zito. Masterpiece is a raw, deeply personal album for Albert who had recently lost his grandmother but simultaneously discovered he had a daughter. This significant life altering event was the springboard for Albert to hone his songwriting skills on Masterpiece with nine deeply meaningful original songs.
Friday, August 27 | 6 pm Main Stage
Albert Castiglia - Jesus Left Chicago