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.
Doors @ 8pm
All Ages, $15
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