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Del Castillo w/ Scooter Brown Band
November 2, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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). They have performed at three of Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnics, and at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. 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”. 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. 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.
SCOOTER BROWN BAND
Scott Brown knows a thing or two about stressful situations. The young frontman of country act Scooter Brown is an Iraq war veteran–having completed one tour of combat duty as a U.S. Marine. When faced with the daunting decision to either reenlist or pursue music, Brown chose to trade in his rifle for a guitar and put together a band with some of the best musicians Texas has to offer. The band insists that its brand, songwriting and business decision making are all a democracy, not a dictatorship. Each of the four members—Scott, drummer Matt Bledsoe, lead guitarist Chris Loring, and bassist Craig Charles act as a pillar, shouldering an equal amount of responsibility and creativity. “We all collaborate and add our own flavor,” says Bledsoe. “We’re already living our dream,” says the band. We’ll drink to that!