Palm Beach Cajun Blues Crawfish Festival
Meyer Amphitheater and Flagler Drive
April 2, 2005

Show Schedule
3:00pm Festival Gates
3:30 - 4:15pm Hep Cat Boo Daddies
4:30 – 5:30pm Albert Castiglia Band
6:00 - 7:00pm Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers
7:30 – 8:30pm The Fabulous Thunderbirds
9:00 – 11:00pm Neville Brothers


The Neville Brothers - http://www.nevilles.com

Throughout their long careers as both solo performers and as members of the group that bore their family name, The Neville Brothers - Arthur, Charles, Aaron, and Cyril have proudly carried the torch of their native New Orleans' rich R&B legacy since 1977. -

Aaron scored his first solo hit, "Over You"; in 1966, he notched a pop smash with the classic "Tell It Like It Is," a lush ballad showcasing his gossamer vocals. Over the years the band has notched up hits such as Yellow Moon, the group's finest hour, earned them success on the charts, thanks in part to the anthemic single "Sister Rosa." 1990's Brother's Keeper fared even better, no doubt spurred by Aaron's concurrent success with Linda Ronstadt on the smash duet "Don't Know Much."

In subsequent years, Aaron re-ignited his solo career while also remaining with his brothers; Aaron scored a Top Ten hit in 1991 with the single "Everybody Plays the Fool," taken from the Ronstadt-produced Warm Your Heart. In 1993, he notched a hit with "Don't Take Away My Heaven" from the LP The Grand Tour. A year later, he found success with "I Fall to Pieces," a duet with country star Trisha Yearwood.

In addition, a second generation of Nevilles also began making their mark on music; in 1988, Aaron's son Ivan, released his solo debut, If My Ancestors Could See Me Now. The Neville Brothers legacy continues with the latest release “walkin in the shadow of life”.


The Fabulous Thunderbirds
http://www.fabulousthunderbirds.com

For the past 25 years, The Fabulous Thunderbirds have been the quintessential American band. The group’s distinctive and powerful sound, influenced by a diversity of musical styles, manifested itself into a unique musical hybrid via such barnburners as "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up". Co-founder Kim Wilson, the sole original member; still spearheads the group as it evolves into its newest incarnation.
We started as a straight blues band", vocalist and harmonica player Wilson says. "We now incorporate a mixture of a lot of different styles. We’re an American music band and we’re much higher energy than we were before."

The thread throughout the T-Birds career has been the respect the group commanded for its peerless musicianship and devotion to the sounds of blues, R & B and rock ‘n’ roll.


Roy Carrier & the Night Rockers

With his own family including Broussards, Ardoins, and Cheniers, Roy Carrier is the matriarch of the Carrier Family also dubbed as the “Grand Master” of zydeco-blues. He remains close to his roots. Born in 1947, Roy was playing rubboard by age six. Roy, at 14, formed The Night Rockers with his brother Murphy on drums and Chris Johnson on accordion. Without the use of his right index finger due to farm accident, he developed a unique technique of "crossing" chords, something other musicians don't even try - they just can't do it.,
In 1987 Roy took his band, The Night Rockers, on the road and has never looked back. Roy Carrier and The Night Rockers continue to electrify audiences and have them dancing and partying at every festival.

Albert Castiglia

Through a mutual friend and music promoter, Albert got an audition with international and Chicago blues great Junior Wells, and so impressed Wells with his playing and vocal style, that he was asked to work in the band as a fill-in lead guitarist for a 3 city mini-tour in clubs from Cleveland , Buffalo and Detroit . He performed so well on the tour, that he was asked in 1997 to become the permanent lead guitarist in the Junior Wells band playing both guitar and vocals. With Junior and his band, Albert performed in major Chicago clubs as well as clubs and blues festivals all over the US , Canada and Europe including France , Switzerland and Italy winning rave reviews for his performances along the way. Unfortunately, Junior Wells became ill and passed away in 1998. As well as playing with Junior, Albert has performed and jammed with important blues artists and bands such as Sandra Hall, Pinetop Perkins, Aron Burton, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Sugar Blue, Melvin Taylor, Billie Boy Arnold, Phil Guy, Lurrie Bell, Michael Coleman, J.W. Williams, Little Mack Simmons, Eddy Clearwater and Otis Clay.

Albert, living in Chicago at the time of Junior's death, stayed with Junior's band for awhile as the lead singer and guitar player in the “Hoodoo Man's Band.” During this time the band started touring with Sandra Hall, nationally known as the “Empress of the Blues.” Albert opened the shows for Sandra and the touring continued for the next several years.

. He returned to his hometown of Coral Gables , Florida . Using his exceptional writing skills and some collaboration with Graham Drout, from the Miami based band IKO IKO, Albert finished his own debut CD entitled “Burn,” produced and recorded by Clazzy Studios in Nashville , TN.


The Hep Cat Boo Daddies

The power trio known as the Hep Cat Boo Daddies were formed from the ashes of a wildly popular South Florida psychobilly band, the Underbellys.  With frontman Joel Dasilva's mix of both Chicago and Texas style blues guitar, as well as his wide variety of influences combined with Evil's hard driving bass lines and Randy Blitz's hard hitting backbeats (and old school New York punk rock attitude), this band quickly gained a reputation as one of the best local Blues rock bands around.

They are known for their raw edged and unique style and have won many awards .  They combine both original and cover tunes and incorporate a wide variety of styles including blues, rock, surf,  funk, and rock-a-billy for a great combination of high energy rock that electrifies their fans, who affectionately refer to them simply as "The Boo Dads." The unique hybrid style of the band is appealing to a wide variety of music lovers who are ready for something besides straight blues or rock.   The Boo Dads have performed at such events as the NHL 2003 All Star Game ,Toys in the Sun Run, several tattoo expos, The Ft. Lauderdale Blues Festival, City Link Music Fest, Franipalooza, Sun Fest and clubs throughout Florida.

Not only have they won many awards and the respect of the local music community, they have also had the honor of opening for many great national acts.  Some of those acts include: Jimmie Vaughan , ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, The Fabulous T-Birds, Steve Winwood, The North Mississippi Allstars, Leon Russell, The Smithereens, Edgar Winter, The Reverend Horton Heat, The Robby Krieger Band, Derek Trucks Band and Etta James.  Their debut CD titled "Long Time Comin'" was released in October 2002.  They topped off 2002 by opening for BB King on December 27th in Pompano Beach and also New Year's Eve in St. Petersburg.  They were honored to open for him again New Year's Eve 2003 at the Jackie Gleason theater in Miami! 

Management and Booking info at www.parklaneprod.com or www.hepcatboodaddies.com


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