The Daniel Castro Band – Smokin Blues Gunslinger
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Friday, June 7 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$12 - $15
As he grew up in the L.A. area, Daniel was heavily influenced by the blues greats Albert KIng, B.B. King, and Albert Collins. As a kid, Daniel would hang outside clubs like the Golden Bear in Huntington Beach to hear these blues legends perform and wait for a glimpse of them through the curtains. After cutting his teeth in South Central L.A. blues clubs with “Mighty Mouth” Delmar Evans, who worked with the Johnny Otis Show, Castro backed other great artists from Otis’ band, including Pee Wee Crayton and Little Esther Phillips. And since those early days, the life-long musician has shared
his stage with a great number of headliners, including John Mayall, Joe Louis Walker, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, The Staple Singers and Long John Hunter.
He also recorded and toured with many other artists including legendary Small Faces singer-bassist Ronnie Lane. The texture and tone of Castro’s assured vocals, along with his compelling presence on lead guitar, just might jump start his band, after all these years, to the national stage. If it doesn’t, that’s the blues nation’s loss, because this band is just aching to be heard.
Daniel formed The Daniel Castro Band and quickly became a hot draw in the burgeoning local blues scene. In 1999, Daniel recorded his first release, No Surrender, followed in 2003 with Live at The Saloon, a double CD recorded at San Francisco’s oldest bar and mecca for the blues faithful. Both CDs highlight the talents of Daniel’s playing, songwriting, and arranging and feature stellar performances by some of the Bay Area’s best sidemen.
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