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Albert Castiglia
5:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Funky Biscuit
Date: October 26, 2018 to October 26, 2018
Where: The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd., Boca Raton, Florida, United States, 33432
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Event Type: Other
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Up All Night. Its an apt title for Albert Castiglias seventh album: nobody sleeps when this man is in town. After 27 years of house-rocking studio albums and smack-in-the-mouth live shows, the Florida bandleader is the acknowledged master of red-raw, sweat-and-hair blues that gives it to you straight. Now, the visceral riffs and bruised soul of Up All Night make everything else sound like a lullaby. Id describe the musical vibe of this new album, says Castiglia simply, as heavy.Released in 2017 on Ruf Records, Up All Night finds Castiglia in a creative swagger after last years acclaimed Big Dog. What wasnt broke then hasnt been fixed now, with the bluesman once again recording at Dockside Studios, Louisiana, and capturing a warts-and-all mix alongside producer Mike Zito. I figured since the Big Dog session went so well there, why change studios? he reasons. Ill probably record there for the rest of my life. Dockside might be home-turf, but any notion of a comfort zone was dispelled by an edgy new lineup who pushed their bandleader to the wire. Putting my new band together was a pivotal moment and this recent incarnation has really upped my game, says Castiglia. My drummer, Brian Menendez, is very dynamic and gives me that extra spark. He's along the lines of a Ginger Baker or Mitch Mitchell. Jimmy Pritchard is my bass player and hes solid as a rock. His tone is fat and he's right on time. When I hear him, I think of Bill Wyman or Calvin Fuzz Jones. Its a power trio with no boundaries or restrictions. Its a pretty amazing sound to me and its reflective in Up All Night.Up All Night is what happens when fist-tight chemistry meets a songwriter firing on all cylinders. Flying out of the blocks and bottling ten songs on the first day, Castiglia shook the Dockside walls with the most powerful songs of his career. Theres the stinging Hoodoo On Me. The strutting garage-band vibe and scream-it-back chorus of Three Legged Dog. The punchy call-and-response bar-room
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