Miami bluesman Albert Castiglia returns to central Illinois early next month, and this time he's touring on what critics are calling his finest album. Castiglia says he agrees with with what his critics are saying about the album titled "Big Dog," and credits the albums producer Mike Zito.
"Because Mike and I are cut out of a similar cloth musically, and we both grew up listening to blues and rock music made it a good pairing. There's an edge to this album. Mike dialed in my guitar sound. When we met at the studio, he brought his trailer full of all the equipment he owns. We experimented with sound and he really got my guitar sound to what I sound like live. And vocally he pushed me to heights I never thought possible."