Gig Review: Albert Castiglia with Kirk Fletcher, Maui Sugar Mill, CA

Photo: Albert Castiglia by Martine Ehrenclou By Martine Ehrenclou If you’re seated directly in front for an Albert Castiglia show, you know you’re going to get your mind blown. Castiglia’s ferocious guitar and powerful voice bring an intensity few possess. He’s not just a monster player, but a deep-thinking songwriter. It was Monday night. Fighting … Read more

Emanuel Casablanca Premieres Video for ‘Bloodshot Eyes’ ft. Albert Castiglia – American Blues Scene

“’Blood On My Hands’ being the title track says a lot,” Emanuel Casablanca Tell me of his debut album, to be released August 19, 2022 via Kings County Blues. The 16-song collection lays bare his abilities as a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist as well as bridges the gulf between the case-hardened persona and one’s inner … Read more

Albert Ayler – Revelations: The Complete ORTF 1970 Fondation Maeght Recordings (Elemental, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein What can any of us add to the legacy of Albert Ayler? What can be said that hasn’t been said better by his own horn and vocals? In 2004, on the Holy Ghost box, listeners finally heard Ayler’s final performance, a short set from July 28, 1970, with his last quintet, … Read more

Interview with Albert Cummings – ROCK AND BLUES MUSE

Photo: Albert Cummings by Nick Spanos By Martine Ehrenclou Regarded as a blues/rock guitar virtuoso, expressive singer and song writer, Albert Cummings has built a reputation on his guitar wizardry and thrilling live performances. With a career spanning 20 years, Cummings first garnered attention from Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section) who produced his … Read more