Albert Castiglia CD Release Special Event in Miami Featuring Graham Wood Drout & Iko-Iko at Tobacco Road

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Blues Leaf Recording Artist Albert Castiglia celebrates the release of "A Stone's Throw" with a special night of music featuring special guests, Little Silver Recording Artists Graham Wood Drout & Iko-Iko on Friday, April 21, 2006 at Tobacco Road in Miami, Florida.

Blues Leaf Recording Artist Albert Castiglia celebrates the release of "A Stone's Throw" with a special night of music and friends featuring special guests, Little Silver Recording Artists Graham Wood Drout & Iko-Iko on Friday, April 21, 2006 at Tobacco Road in Miami, Florida. Castiglia's twelve-song release features several songs written by Drout as well as several performances. The release comes just under three months following the live and acoustic duo of Castiglia/Drout's record, "The Bittersweet Sessions" for Little Silver that last week entered the Roots Radio charts at #24 as an independent release receiving worldwide radio play.

Where: Tobacco Road 626 S. Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida

When: Friday, April 21, 2006; Doors open at 9:00pm

What: An Evening with Albert Castiglia featuring special guests, Graham Wood Drout & Iko-Iko

Why: CD Release Party for "A Stone's Throw" and a special two-stage concert event

About Albert Castiglia:

For his young age, Castiglia has history -- Blues history. In 1990 he joined The Miami Blues Authority and won "Best Blues Guitarist" from New Times Magazine in 1997. The legendary Junior Wells discovered Castiglia and immediately hired him as his own guitarist/vocalist on several world tours. After Wells' passing, Castiglia toured with Atlanta blues singer Sandra Hall and then ventured out on a solo career and released "Burn" working with his longtime friend, Graham Wood Drout of Iko-Iko. "A Stone's Throw" is his sophomore national solo release for Blues Leaf Records, available as of the event date in major retail outlets. Castiglia will tour the U.S. in Spring and Summer of 2006 with his band in support of this new release. Visit his website or Pollstar.com for complete listings.

About Graham Wood Drout and Iko-Iko:

Having just released "The Bittersweet Sessions" with Albert Castiglia, Graham Wood Drout is a Miami legend that has worked with a literal "who's who" of Rock, Blues and Country music. Highlighting his more than 25 year career, Graham Wood Drout's band, Iko-Iko, has presented performances in the films "Cape Fear," "Contact" and AAA/Blues/Alt Country radio favorites, "(I've Got) Gris-Gris," "Bag Me, Tag Me, Take Me Away" and now, "Big Toe" and "The Ghosts of Mississippi" that is being covered by a wide range of artists as well. Drout has received the awards for "Best Blues Band" and "Songwriter of The Year" from New Times Magazine, a Jammy Award for "Best Blues Band," and his music was described by Blues Revue Magazine as "Soul filling ideas that flow out of [Drout's pen and into the heart of the listener...the result is breathtaking."

Drout's ability to discover outstanding musical talent is impressive. The so-called "voodoo rock" band's line up has featured a wide range of premier performers (Ron Dziubla/Chayanne, Ricky Martin; Nick Kane/The Mavericks; Glen Caruba/Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen; Mike Bauer/Pam Tillis, Point of Grace) since their debut as the house band at Miami's first cabaret, Tobacco Road, and has backed up a who's who of legendary performers in a variety of venues.

About Tobacco Road:

Established in 1912 as Miami/Dade County's first liquor bar, restaurant and cabaret, Tobacco Road continues to be city's premier downtown venue for live Blues music and an atmosphere that lends itself to everything from tank tops to tuxedos. With a newly renovated "Diamond Teeth Mary" Cabaret in the once-secret top floor of the venue, the spirit of the Blues is alive and well, but hardly retired in South Florida. Tobacco Road is open for lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night dining with a full-service restaurant and extensive drink selections. "The Road" is Miami's preferred cross-cultural and eclectic atmosphere for those who prefer something beyond what the South Beach boom-boom rooms can offer in the beautiful Brickell neighborhood. Tobacco Road is open until 5:00am.

Websites:

http://www.iko-iko.com
http://www.albertcastiglia.com
http://www.littlesilver.com
http://www.bluesleaf.com
http://www.tobacco-road.com

For more information, contact:

Daniel East

Size Thirteen Musicâ„¢

for Little Silver Records

561.889.9932

Joe Morabia

Loose Leaf Music

for Blues Leaf Records

732.531.6669

Mark Weiser

Entertainment Miami

for Tobacco Road

305.374.1198

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