Greetings Del Castillo Familia!
Only FOUR more shows left for Del Castillo in 2012!
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th...
Del Castillo will be playing once again this year with the lovely Patricia Vonne opening the show! This is always a family-friendly night of music so bring the whole family and come celebrate the Christmas Season with us!
The Show starts at 8 pm with Patricia Vonne, then Del Castillo takes the stage at 9 pm!
FREE NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW IN AUSTIN, TX ANNOUNCED!!
December 31st, 2012
Del Castillo has just confirmed a FREE early evening show out on the beautiful Auditorium Shores Stage in Austin, Tx for NEW YEAR’S EVE!! There will be fireworks after the show to help ring in the New Year! We are VERY excited! This will be the first time in over ten years that Del Castillo has played a New Year’s show in Austin, Tx!! We hope to see ALL of the DC Familia out to this one! Bring the whole family (grandparents and kids) because this will be an outdoor, early show that will be done by 10 pm so that we can all enjoy the fireworks! SAVE THE DATE!!!
Special Guest Singer from Las Vegas, & THE #1 Journey Tribute Band in the US,
Juan Del Castillo!
CLICK ON THE PIC ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE SONG "El JINETE" RECORDED BY JUAN!
Juan has already recorded a BRAND NEW Del Castillo song entitled "Sabemos" with us and we will be playing it at our shows on December 27th (in Dallas), Dec. 29th (in San Antonio), and New Year's Eve (in Austin)! These will be unforgettable shows for all Del Castillo fans!
We also have two more shows on December 27th in Dallas, and December 29th in San Antonio featuring Juan on vocals as well! Check the calendar above for details!
SMILIN’ CASTLE RECORDS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 7, 2012
DEL CASTILLO & RYLAND ANGEL UNITE TO CREATE A CHARMINGLY DELIGHTFUL ARRAY OF
SOUTH AUSTIN, TX - English opera counter-tenor sensation Ryland Angel joins forces with Austin based nylon guitar titan Rick del Castillo to create a surprisingly simple, soft ensemble of beautifully crafted Christmas songs. Angel, celebrated for his opulent vocal arrangements and del Castillo, notorious for fiery supersonic finger flurries, traded in their calling cards to record ten blissful lullabies with nothing more than one voice and a single guitar to help infants reach joyous sleep.
The title track “Little Child of God” (penned by del Castillo) is the sole original, while the remaining nine gems are unique versions of some timeless favorites (“Silent Night”, “Away in a Manger” & “Infant Holy”) and some less known classics such as “Sans day Carol”, Quem Pastores” and “The Wexford Carol”.
Though most of these classics carry a yuletide flavor, “Little Child of God” could be more than a seasonal adventure. Rest assured, these ten little treasures could help your “infant holy” to sleep all year ‘round.
Here's what Critics Are Saying About
“I always write about music while listening to the CD. I couldn’t do that with this one. It would be like eating McDonalds French Fries while touring The Prado Museum while reading an Archie Comic Book (all apologies to Veronica). No worries. If you have a brain in your head, if you have a heart in your soul, the music will automatically grab you and hold you. Much more than a ‘Latin Rock’ band, they are a musical inoculation. One song and you are guaranteed to never listen to Justin Bieber again.
The music on this album is stunningly beautiful, rhythmically brilliant and infectious.…Del Castillo mixes up a sonic soup that is an old family recipe, and man, is it delicious.…Pick this one up and pop it in, you’ll become an instant fan. The music these guys create has a passion and energy that transcends any language barriers, cultural stereotypes, or genre, which has resulted in Del Castillo becoming international touring stars. One listen and it’s not hard to see why.“
- Robert Carraher, The Dirty Lowdown
“Del Castillo’s winning points are, well, the whole freaking band. The guitars stand out because they’re so prominent, but everyone pulls their weight. Infinitas Rapsodias delivers in every sense. The only way to discuss the guitar play is ferocious. I’m worried my stereo will burst into flames; it’s so intense. Songs like (Lumbres de Babylon) would get any audience throwing their hands up, screaming. It will make you want to swing from chandeliers. …if you have any love for Mexican guitar, songs about passion and nature, and stuff you can dance to and cry to, look no further than Infinitas Rapsodias.
- John Powell, Angelica-Music
“…this is a real joy; the sort of passionate material that makes jaded
reviewers fall back in love with music. Fresh-faced flamenco; great classics given
a new coat of paint; jamming with the enthusiasm of a band that is comfortable
together, but years away from feeling tired; and songs full of character and flair.
- Derek Walker, The Phantom Tollbooth
“The music these six individuals create has a passion and energy that transcends any language barriers…”
- The Grateful Web
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