DEL CASTILLO has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music that is being referred to as “Nuevo Americano”. Between the release of their first CD back in 2001, to their 2012 release, “Infinitas Rapsodias”, has received an astonishing 18 awards including SXSW/Austin Music “Album of the Year” Awards, “Band of the Year , ASCAP’S “Best Independent Group of the Year ”, and Austin Music Pundits “Best Live Act ”. Del Castillo has worked with Willie Nelson, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, and George Lopez to name just a few.
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DEL CASTILLO began as a CD project for family back in the winter of 2000 and has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music.
Between the release of their first CD, Brothers of the Castle back in 2001, to their 2006 release, Brotherhood, Del Castillo has received an astonishing 18 awards including SXSW/Austin Music “Album of the Year” Awards for Vida (2002) and Brotherhood (2006), “Band of the Year (2003)”, ASCAP’S “Best Independent Group of the Year (2005)”, and Austin Music Pundits “Best Live Act (2004)”.
Rolling Stone calls Del Castillo “tumbling brilliance on nylon-string classical guitars” with “eruptions of technique and taste (that) conjure images of Eddie Van Halen fronting early Santana (with an assist from the Gipsy Kings).“
Film Director Robert Rodriguez attended a Del Castillo concert in 2002 and a great friendship developed between the two. Rodriguez then enlisted the group to contribute music to the soundtracks of his movies, such as “Spy Kids 3D”, “Once Upon a Time in Mexico”,“Sin City”, and “GRINDHOUSE”, and perform with him at the premieres. Rodriguez was so impressed with Del Castillo that he wanted to record with them, so together, they formed CHINGON and recorded an amazing electric rendition of the Mexican classic song, “Malaguena Salerosa”. Quentin Tarantino loved it so much that he re-did the ending sequence of “Kill Bill Vol. II” to fit the song into his movie.
By 2004, Del Castillo was touring nationwide across the country playing with such diverse acts as Styx, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Don Henley, Los Lobos, and Willie Nelson and continued tour non-stop through 2006. They have performed at three of Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnics, and at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and they have made numerous national and local TV appearances.
Willie Nelson enjoyed Del Castillo so much that he re-recorded his song “I Never Cared For You” with the group (which is included on Del Castillo’s Brotherhood CD) and calls it “his favorite version”. Nelson has become a good friend of the band as well and the two look forward to touring together again soon.
During 2008, the band began playing major festivals all over the country and even Canada and widening its audience at a much more rapid rate. At California’s famous Strawberry Music Festival, they were deemed the highlight of the festival and broke the merchandise sales record. Immediately after their incendiary debut performance at the Vancouver Folk Festival in Canada, they were selected to play the headlining stage for 2009.
Rick and Mark del Castillo were recently selected in December 2008, by Gibson Global, to be two of only about SIX guitarists in the world to launch their new state-of the-art Dark Fire Gibson Les Paul guitar line.
The band continues to tour throughout the country, thriving on performing live and building new audiences, and songwriting and recording are a priority during breaks in their tour schedule.
Album of the Year –“BROTHERHOOD” – Austin Music Awards/South By Southwest (2007)
Best Latin Traditional Band - Austin Music Awards/South By Southwest (2007)
Best Latin Traditional Band – Austin Music Awards/South By Southwest (2006)
Best Independent Group of the Year – ASCAP Latin Music Awards (2005)
Best Latin Traditional Band – Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2005)
#1 Best Live Act by Austin Music Pundits – AMP Awards (2004)
Best Latin Contemporary Band – Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2004)
Best Latin Music Video 2003 for “Suenos Madrigales” from “DEL CASTILLO LIVE” DVD – Austin Music Network Music Video Awards
- 7 major awards at Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2003):
- AUSTIN BAND OF THE YEAR
- BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: “VIDA”
- BEST DRUMS: Mike Zeoli
- AUSTIN SINGLE OF THE YEAR: “VIDA”
- BEST COVER ART: “VIDA”
- RECORD PRODUCER: Rick del Castillo – “VIDA”
- MEXICAN TRADITIONAL – DEL CASTILLO
Best World Music Band and Best Mexican/Traditional Latino Band – Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2002)
Honored by the Austin Latin Music Association. Live performance filmed for “Sonidos del Barrios” TV series. (2002)
Best Latin Rock Band – “Primetime Tejano” TV/Austin (2002)
Outlaw Trail Concert – Paramount Theatre, Austin (2008)
Dan Rather Reports: Latino Invasions On Hdnet (2007)
Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin (2006)
Wakarusa Festival – Lawrence, Ks (2006) · Headlined Kgsr T-Shirt Party – Austin (2006)
Latin Nation Tv (2006)
Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic – 2 Nights: Carl’s Corner/Ft. Worth (2006)
George Lopez Show / ABC-TV (2005) – featuring Rick, Mark, and Alex
Black Tie and Boots Ball – Washington, DC during Inauguration week (2005)
American/Latino TV (2004)
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – Ft. Worth (2004)
Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival – Dallas (2004)
Kill Bill, Vol 2 Premier. Performed in Chingon with Robert Rodriguez – Los Angeles (2004)
House of Blues with special guest appearance by Robert Rodriguez – Los Angeles (2004)
Headlined KGSR’s Spring T-Party – Austin (2004)
“Chingon” Evening with Robert Rodriguez and Bruce Willis & The Accelerators – Austin (2004)
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic – Ft. Worth (2003)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Premier. Robert Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas and Cheech Marin performed with the band – New York (2003)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over World Premier. Robert Rodriguez performed with the band – Austin (2003)
LATV, in conjunction with debut Los Angeles showcase performances at the Roxy and Conga Room (2003)
2003 Convention of the National Council of La Raza – Austin (2003)
National touring throughout the U.S. and in Europe, including many major music festivals such as the Sierra Nevada Music Fest, California Worldfest, and Great Woods Music Fest (Canada).
National tour: shows with Los Lonely Boys/Indigenous/Styx/deSol/Don Henley. Performed at corporate event for Cartier in Geneva, Switzerland. Set attendance records at The Glenn and Antone’s in Austin.
Headlined at the Mexico Now! Festival in New York and at the Open House Arts Festival at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC celebrating the Center’s 34th Anniversary. National headline tour, including Las Vegas/Kansas City/St. Louis/Nashville/Virginia Beach/Syracuse/Santa Fe/ Albuquerque. Shows with the Neville Brothers in Austin, and with Buddy Guy in Des Moines.
Headline shows in New York/Atlanta/Memphis. Shows with Ozomatli in Tucson/New Orleans/ Orlando/Washington, DC/Detroit/Chicago/Minneapolis/Albuquerque/Santa Fe; with Los Lobos in Des Moines/Dallas/Austin/San Antonio/El Paso.
- “DEL CASTILLO” CD (2009)
- “BROTHERHOOD” CD (2006)
- “DEL CASTILLO LIVE” DVD (2004) — Filmed and edited by Robert Rodriguez
- “VIDA” CD (2002)
- “BROTHERS OF THE CASTLE” CD (2001)
- “KILL BILL, VOL. 2″ soundtrack CD (2004). Includes “Malaguena Salerosa” by Chingon (Del Castillo, Robert Rodriguez, and others).
- “MEXICO & MARIACHIS” CD (2004). Music From and Inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s “El Mariachi” Trilogy. Includes “Spanish Castle Tango” by Del Castillo; incidental guitar by Rick and Mark del Castillo, vocals by Alex Ruiz, and percussion by Rick Holeman on various songs.
- “MEXICAN SPAGHETTI WESTERNS”/CHINGON CD (2003).
- “ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO” soundtrack CD (2003). Includes “Dias de los Angeles” by Del Castillo; incidental guitar by Mark and Rick del Castillo, and vocals by Alex Ruiz on various songs.
(Del Castillo member participation in parenthesis)
Film in progress. It is the story of hard-living polo players set amid a Southwestern love triangle, incorporating border issues, drugs, and DVD piracy. A short film shot in Texas, Santa Fe, and Spain has been completed for presentation to investors and distributors.
- Rick del Castillo is co-writer, co-producer, and composed the soundtrack score, which was recorded at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
- New and existing Del Castillo songs are on the soundtrack.
- Rick del Castillo, Alex Ruiz, and Albert Besteiro appear in the film as actors and performers.
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Indie supernatural thriller based on the 500-year old Latin American legend of La Llorona, an anguished vengeful spirit acknowledged by 28 million believers. (Announcement of release plans is forthcoming.)
- Del Castillo with Patricia Vonne recorded the traditional song “La Llorona” for the opening and end credits.
- Del Castillo songs featured on the soundtrack: “Talkin’ To Ya” (from Brotherhood CD), “Don Nicolas” and “Suenos Madrigales” (from Vida CD)
“KILL BILL, VOL. 2” (Film and Soundtrack CD)
- “Malaguena Salerosa” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar, Alex Ruiz/vocals, Rick
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO” (Film and Soundtrack CD)
- “Eye Patch” (Rick del Castillo/guitar, percussion; Alex Ruiz/vocals)
- “Guitar Town” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “Church Shootout” (Rick del Castillo/guitar, drums)
- “Dias de los Angeles “ (written, performed, produced by Del Castillo)
- “Mariachi vs. Marquez” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “Coup De Etat” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “El Mariachi” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “Siente Mi Amor” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “Cuka Rocka” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar)
“MEXICO & MARIACHIS “
– Music From and Inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s EL MARIACHI Trilogy (Films and CD)
- “Alacran y Pistolero” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar, Alex Ruiz/backing vocals, Rick
- “Severina” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar)
- “Theme from El Mariachi” (Rick del Castillo/guitar, Rick Holeman/percussion)
- “Back To The House That Love Built” (Acoustic) (Rick del Castillo/guitar, Rick
- “Spanish Castle Tango” (Written, Performed, and Produced by Del Castillo)
- “Once Upon A Time In Mexico” (Main Titles) (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar, Rick
“SPY KIDS 3D: GAME OVER” (Film and DVD)
- “Game Over” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
- “Isle Of Dreams” (Rick del Castillo/guitar
BROBST is a solo artist that has been following his dream, since a very young age. He had released his first EP at the age of 16. It had earned him press and write-ups in the local newspaper.
In 2007, BROBST was the winner of the People’s Choice Award, for the Atlantis Music Conference, in Atlanta Georgia. He was given the opportunity to perform on the stage the same night as Queens of the Stoneage.
Shortly after, he was involved in a collaborative musical project with instrumentalist, Mark Barnes. They had submitted a video and song to a “band of the year competition” for SiTV. They had ended up as being one of the top 6 finalists.
Along his rise to fame, BROBST has received airplay on several radio stations and had created the jingle for Rhett Palmer’s, “The Florida Show”.
The year of 2013 is turning out to be a promising year, as BROBST has received nominations in 2 categories for the LA Music Awards.(Singer/Songwriter of the Year and Solo Performer of the year).
At the current time, BROBST is back in the studio working on some more hit music, to be released later in the year.
Members: Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals, Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer, Writer, Vocals
Label: Brazen Entertainment Group
Ready or not its here, the revolution is Providence. The sound is a mixed genre of alternative, hip-hop/rock, . Their musical palate is unique, born to itself. A mixture of raw emotion, hard beats and riffs, thought provoking lyrics, soul and fire. Providence is comprised of two members, Maria “Betty-Bull” Edmonds.- Lead Vocals/ Writer & Rob “Bull-E” Edmonds.- Producer/ Writer/Vocals. As a producer, Rob embarked on experimenting with the marriage of hip-hop and rock elements, eventually materializing a fresh revolutionary musical fusion. Maria, a poet, singer-songwriter, was more than ready to lend her talents and Caribbean influence to his distinct sound. With a plethora of musical tastes and backgrounds ranging from Alternative to Rock to Reggae to Hip-Hop to Jazz and Nu-Metal, the duo shows no limitations with their writing ability and style. Starting in June 2007, “Providence” has done nothing but try to break the mold of today’s homogenous repetitive music. Rob’s aggressive hard-hitting production and Maria’s bouncy effervescent hooks and lyrics, that have a definite social conscience, provide the perfect juxtaposition on this euphonious musical odyssey.
Providence – Bled Dry
Chicago Blues All-Stars
Location: Chicago, IL
Blues, Rock, Experimental
“Killer” Ray Allison, Chicago Slim, Anji Brooks, C.C. Copeland, Bible Black, All-Star Horns
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Chicago BLUES ALL-STARS are a musical revue that features some of the most talented, entertaining and legendary artists on the scene today. Together they have created a singular sound that is uniquely eclectic, while drawing on all styles of Americana for inspiration. “KILLER” RAY ALLISON & CHICAGO SLIM, whose musical stylings reflect their lifelong commitment as blues disciples, lead CBAS.
The talent of these performers is only matched by those legendary artists that CBAS has shared the stage & recorded with domestically and internationally. Chicago Blues All-Stars have recorded with and worked along side legendary artists such as: Chuck Berry, Paul Butterfield, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, James Cotton, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King, B.B. King, Magic Sam, Gary Moore, Ohio Players, Rolling Stones, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, Big Mama Thornton, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan, Muddy Waters and Johnny Winter.
“KILLER” RAY ALLISON (GUITAR/VOCALS): First broke into music during the early 1970’s. Now a regular on the national touring circuit for over four decades, “Killer” Ray has been an integral tour-de-force in bands by James Cotton, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells and Muddy Waters. In 1998 and 2000, Ray was nominated for the W. C. Handy Award as an instrumentalist.
CHICAGO SLIM (GUITAR/VOCALS): Is a studio veteran of imposing stature. He cut his teeth at the tender age of 18, as the musical director for legendary bluesman Otis Rush. Slim’s shared the stage with Rock’n Roll Hall-Of-Famers Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughan and Johnny Winter.
ALL-STAR HORNS: R&B veteran Johnny Cotton anchors this line-up, featuring some of the country’s hottest horn players. They’ve played with and arranged for a virtual Who’s Who of R&B/Soul. From legendary performers such as James Cotton, Junior Wells, Syl Johnson and Ohio Players, to modern rockers like Lenny Kravitz, Liquid Soul & Lubraphonic . . . All-Star Horns put the ‘unk in your funk.
Members: “Killer” Ray Allison / Chicago Slim / All-Star Horns / C.C. Copeland / Bible Black
Sounds Like: James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters
Label: Azure Music Group
Manager: Odysseus E. Johnson III M.Div.
Members: Glen Carroll – vocals, Waddy Wachtel – guitar, Kenny Aronoff – drums, Bobby Keys – saxophone, Kenny Aaronson – bass, Bernard Fowler – backing vocals
Sounds Like: The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin Official, John Lennon
Manager: Dr. Gail Mason
Brilliantly written and recorded hard-driving universal rock-n-roll. Sticky Fingers is comprised of some of the greatest music legends in roll history. The band features Glen Carroll-Vocals, Waddy Wachtel-Guitar, Bobby Keys-Saxophone, Kenny Aronoff-Drums, Kenny Aaronson-Bass, Bernard Fowler-Backing vocals and Ian McLagan on keyboards.
Sticky Fingers Australian Tour – September 2009
Glen Carroll, leader of the premier Rolling Stones tribute band “Sticky Fingers”, has entertained all over the world. He says that the Australian tour was one of the very coolest of his star-studded career.
This presentation is to acknowledge the life-changing experiences we had – with the kind help of our friend and benefactor, Australian entrepreneur Richard Bell.
Oz will forever be in our hearts as one of the greatest counties in the world…
The kindness that we were shown, the wonderful people we met, and the majestic natural wonders we encountered, all made this trip a dream come true.
Long Live Australia… CHEERS, BELLY!!!