The Force

The Force

Daniel Castro serves up his trademark blues at ABC

By John Sollenberger 06/07/2012

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Find out why guitarist Daniel Castro is known as a force to be reckoned with in the world of rocking blues Friday night at Arcadia Blues Club. some cutting-edge blues provided by Artwork Jamal at Big Mama’s Rib Shack.

Castro got the blues bug at the age of 12, after his sister gave him a cheap guitar and a stack of B.B. King records and taught him his first three chords. He took the ball and ran with it and was playing the South Central LA blues scene by the age of 15. The experience gave him a good education, with Castro backing musicians from the Johnny Otis Show, including Delmar Evans, Pee Wee Crayton and Little Ester Phillips, who took the youngster under their wings and on tour.
After relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area and forming a band that puts on a burning live show, Castro’s fame grew. He and the crew shifts gears easily from rocking Chicago blues to hard-driving, down-home boogie. The winning formula has led to gigs around the US and Japan.

Visit for the complete lowdown. 

Music starts at 8 p.m. Friday at Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Drive, Arcadia. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. Call (626) 447-9349 or visit 


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