Daniel Castro is a force on guitar. With his pure passionate sound reminiscent of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins, he is on the forefront of the Bay Area Blues Scene.
Arriving in the Bay Area only a short time ago with his trademark Fender Telecaster and backed by one of the hottest bands around, he has already gained quite a reputation as a Bluesman.
Born in 1954, Daniel started playing guitar at the age of 12, when his older sister gave him a $13 guitar and a stack of B.B. King albums. She taught him his first three chords and he's had the Blues Bug ever since.
His real Blues education came at the age of 15 when he began playing the Blues Scene in South Central L.A. There he was noticed by "Loud Mouth" Delmar Evans, who had been working with the Johnny Otis Show. Daniel cut his teeth backing up many of the great artists from the Johnny Otis Show, including Pee Wee Crayton, Little Ester Phillips, and Delmar Evans himself. They all took Daniel under their wings and he toured with many of them across the U.S. From there, Daniel began fronting his own Band, playing clubs from San Diego to L.A., always playing from his heart, and trying to live up to the integrity of the musicians who taught him how to play the Blues.
In 1989, Daniel began commuting to the Bay Area, playing a series of monthly venues. In 1995, he made the move permanently, putting together a band that literally burns up the stage. The Daniel Castro Band provides an incredible musical spirit and is an awesome vehicle for Daniel's guitar playing, leaving audiences in a cold sweat of amazement.
The Band is just as comfortable playing tough, raw Chicago Blues as they are playing a hard-driving-funky-rockin'-down-home-boogie. Continuously playing to a captivated audience and consistently bringing the house down, Daniel keeps his band soaring while always remaining true to his Blues roots. His style of Blues has taken him through tours of Japan and the U.S., including Chicago, New York, New Orleans, St. Louis, and Austin. He has shared the stage with John Mayall, Joe Lewis Walker, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, The Staple Singers, CJ Chenier, Long John Hunter, Tab Benoit, and many other great artists.
With the Daniel Castro Band you are guaranteed great Blues. The kind that gives you the uncontrollable urge to dance, as well as heart wrenching songs to move your soul.
Daniel Castro is a legend in the making.