Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power in music. Their original sound blends, rock, Latin, blues, and world music. “Brothers Rick and Mark del Castillo, are the secret weapons ... tumbling brilliance on nylon-string guitars...” says Rolling Stone.
The band, now with two-time Latin Grammy winner Danny Ortiz providing lead vocals and percussion, is recording new music with the brothers' mesmerizing guitar driven songs, intertwined with hypnotic rhythms from Mike Zeoli and Jason Murdy, and pulsating bass lines.
Through their great artistic friendship and partnership with director Robert Rodriguez, Rick and Mark are featured actors performing on the TV show From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, (episodes 6 & 7) which premiered 3.11.2014 on the El Rey Network!
“I want to bring the most exciting and authentic content possible,” said Rodriguez when announcing the TV series. “Chingon and Del Castillo have been part of my experience providing this kind of entertainment to audiences since the beginning.”
Del Castillo's new instrumental track, "Las Seis Cuerdas de Tony Montuno" was hand picked to be featured on episode 2 of ABC's new crime/drama Killer Women. Mark & Rick are featured on Ray Benson’s just released solo CD, A Little Piece.
Del Castillo has received accolades and awards for their music and performances over the years. At the Ellnora Guitar Festival in Illinois, Matt Blackett from Guitar Player Magazine said:
"Watching brothers Rick and Mark del Castillo take the stage and throw down dazzling nylon-string runs, in unison and in harmony, made me a big fan... infectious Latin rhythms with mind-boggling solos.”
From the Montreaux Music Festival in Switzerland, and the Ellnora Guitar Festival in Illinois, to the California World Music Festival, Del Castillo thrives on performing live. Songwriting and recording projects are a priority during breaks in their tour schedule and a new release is upcoming!