Albert Castiglia & Mike Zito – Intrepid Artist Pre-Show – Full Set 20191109 Charlotte NC

It has been an amazing year, full of special moments for The Blues & Roots Digital Archive. This informal, semi-unplugged set from Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia at the Charlotte, NC., Marriott Hotel was not only one of our favorite sets of 2019, but one of the highlights of the two day Intrepid Artists 25th Anniversary event, held Nov. 8th & 9th. Albert & Mike played close to an hour and a half featuring cuts from both artists new 2019 releases, as well as digging deep into the catalogs of each. Enjoy this classic performance from two of today’s most popular bluesmen, Mike Zito & Albert Castiglia

Albert Castiglia – “Bring On The Rain” – First Live Performance 2019-04-19

April 19th at The Ale & The Witch in St. Pete, FL was a special night for The Albert Castiglia Band. This show debuts the talents of Albert’s new bassist, Justine Tompkins, and is the premier of two of the new tracks from Albert’s forthcoming album, ‘Masterpiece’. This particular song, ‘Bring On The Rain’ was the last song recorded for the album, and takes Albert’s talent as a songwriter and musician to another level. It’s fitting that it was a blustery outdoor spring night that saw the debut of this intense track. Along with Albert on guitar and vocals, Brian Menendez is on drums, and Justine Tompkins on bass. For more info on Albert’s music and tour schedule go to