“If you’re a fan of modern blues guitar done well, look no further than this release”
Phoenix Blues Society
“Catch him live if you can for a shot of one of the best players on the contemporary scene today! Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow(Nashville Blues Society)”
Nashville Blues Society
BEST new Blues release for JUNE is already decided because 'Living the Dream' by Albert Castiglia is hands down unbeatable. If the quality of the construction ,writing, musical prowess were all a given... it still has so much more to offer through diverse arrangements and thoughtful underpinning in percussion ,gob iron and b3. 5 of 12 trax are originals and the balance are select interpretations.”
“It is a GREAT CD !
Working on my review for ELMORE MAGAZINE -
I can't stop listening to it ! - This guy is the real deal - every solo is different - and takes you to a logical conclusion ! Musically !”
“Albert Castiglia has his finger on the pulse of society and brings a strong musical message through his gritty, hard-as-nails playing and singing. "Keepin On" has clever originals and covers that you don't hear every day, and is a fine testimony to his talents!
Until next time......Sheryl and Don Crow.
Nashville Blues Society
“Keepin’ On is an appropriate title for Albert Castiglia’s latest disc. He’s maintaining his path to the upper echelon of blues performers, continuing to improve with each release. This is his best effort so far.
“Whether he's singing about getting a job on the Cadillac assembly line or getting rid of his old lady if she don't stop cheating and lying, it seems you can always count on Albert Castiglia to deliver the right combination of clean vocals, fiery guitar, and memorable lyrics (this, after all, is the same guy who sang about it being a real bad year with only 12 more months to go).”
The BluesPowR Blog
“Castiglia combines solid Blues with Soul, Rock, and Country-Blues tones for an "offspring" CD that should appeal to both Blues purists and Rockers”
Blues Blast Magazine
“Whether you like "sittin' on the back porch" acoustic Blues, or more urban, seething electrically charged Blues, you'll find both on this CD, and more! Both hardcore Blues addicts and younger Blues-rockers, will enjoy this CD.
South Florida Blues Society
“His back-to-basics approach follows in the footsteps of those who fostered the blues in the Mississippi Delta and the smoky late-night haunts of Chicago. Castiglia's muscular style is reflected in the fluid fretwork of 'Cadillac Assembly Line,' the gutteral growl of 'Keep on Keepin' On,' the brash boogie of 'Goin' Upstairs' and the bottleneck blues of his own 'Sweet Southern Angel ... the artist asserts his authenticity and authority throughout Keepin' On."
M - Music & Musicians magazine
“Albert flat out scorched the frets and fired up a sold out crowd. He started out fast and never slowed down. Hot! Very hot! Folks couldn't get enough of him.
Aug 6th 2010 performance”
Bradfordville Blues Club
"On his latest Blues Leaf solo set, Keepin' On, Castiglia sounds nothing less than the road-tested, authoritative presence he has become...His knack for interpreting covers is on par with artists like the Holmes Brothers...Keepin' On shows Albert Castiglia coming full circle as a solo artist."
Living Blues magazine
“MIDWEST RECORD – CHICAGO, IL – JULY 16, 2010
ALBERT CASTIGLIA/Keepin' On: He might have only been with Junior Wells for two years before Wells died, but it was enough to power the rocket fuel that zinged him out of his Florida blues cocoon and into the high octane of power trio blues that’s a throw back to the Chicago punch press industrial blues with a load of today mixed in. Just the kind of cat you would expect to open for ZZ Top, Castiglia and his two merry men stir it up as well as they tear it up. Hard core, electric blues that would make Mike Bloomfield smile and know he did good with what he left behind. This guy is a winner and he’s got the awards to prove it. – Chris Spector
MIDWEST RECORD - CHICAGO, IL
“An electrifying blues cat that's
always in the pocket. The greatest, youngest guitar player
that will keep on "truckin" for long time.
He's the best in my books
“A Dynamic Guitarist - Charismatic - Lots Of Soul In His playing
“The Kid is a Bad Mother F**CKER
“All in all, AT The BMA's Castiglia had an extraordinary opportunity to showcase his talent to a national
audience and he rose to the challenge”
“At the BMAs. Albert Castiglia, once Junior Wells' lead guitarist,
proved that his excellent album These Are The Days is no fluke. Backed by a
rhythm section that was a perpetual motion machine, he turned "A Real Bad Year"
into a tour de force that had people on their feet dancing”
“The Miami based Castiglia is the most inventive and
creative songwriter to come into modern blue music
in more than a decade.”
Asbury Park Press,Host, Low-Budget Blues Program WRSU, 88.7 FM