Several years ago, Patty and I got to see the Austin, Texas based band, Del Castillo for the first time. When I heard they were playing at Houston’s iFest, I had to make it down there to see them again.
Del Castillo, named after the two brothers Rick and Mark del Castillo, play a latin flamenco style of rock featuring acoustic guitars and strong percussions. The lead singer, Alex Ruiz, belts out wonderful, growling vocals reminiscent of The Gypsy Kings.
Their songs have been used in the soundtracks of ‘Kill Bill Vol. II’, ‘Spy Kids 3D’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Mexico City’, ‘Sin City’ and ‘GRINDHOUSE’.
Here’s their opening song on a warm, balmy Sunday afternoon in Houston.
El Corrido de Don Lulai