del Castillo – Guitar/Vocals
DEL CASTILLO began as a CD project for family back in the winter of 2000 and has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music.
Album of the Year
“BROTHERHOOD” – Austin Music Awards/
South By Southwest (2007)
Best Latin Traditional Band
Austin Music Awards/South By Southwest (2007)
Best Latin Traditional Band – Austin Music Awards/
South By Southwest (2006)
Best Independent Group of the Year
ASCAP Latin Music Awards (2005)
Best Latin Traditional Band
Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2005)
#1 Best Live Act by Austin Music Pundits
AMP Awards (2004)
Best Latin Contemporary Band
Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2004)
Best Latin Music Video 2003
for "Suenos Madrigales" from "DEL CASTILLO LIVE" DVD - Austin Music Network Music Video Awards
7 major awards at Austin Music Awards/
South By Southwest (2003):
• AUSTIN BAND OF THE YEAR
• BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: "VIDA"
• BEST DRUMS: Mike Zeoli
• AUSTIN SINGLE OF THE YEAR: "VIDA"
• BEST COVER ART: "VIDA"
• RECORD PRODUCER: Rick del Castillo - "VIDA"
• MEXICAN TRADITIONAL - DEL CASTILLO
Best World Music Band and Best Mexican/
Traditional Latino Band
Austin Music Awards / South By Southwest (2002)
Honored by the Austin Latin Music Association.
Live performance filmed for "Sonidos del Barrios"
TV series. (2002)
Best Latin Rock Band
Dan Rather Reports: Latino Invasions On Hdnet (2007)
Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin (2006)
Wakarusa Festival – Lawrence, Ks (2006) • Headlined
Kgsr T-Shirt Party – Austin (2006)
Latin Nation Tv (2006)
Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic – 2 Nights:
Carl’s Corner/Ft. Worth (2006)
George Lopez Show / ABC-TV (2005) -
featuring Rick, Mark, and Alex
Black Tie and Boots Ball - Washington, DC
during Inauguration week (2005)
American/Latino TV (2004)
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic - Ft. Worth (2004)
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival - Dallas (2004)
Kill Bill, Vol 2 Premier. Performed in Chingon
with Robert Rodriguez - Los Angeles (2004)
House of Blues with special guest appearance
by Robert Rodriguez - Los Angeles (2004)
Headlined KGSR’s Spring T-Party - Austin (2004)
“Chingon” Evening with Robert Rodriguez
and Bruce Willis & The Accelerators - Austin (2004)
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic - Ft. Worth (2003)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Premier. Robert Rodriguez, Antonio Banderas and Cheech Marin performed
with the band - New York (2003)
Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over World Premier.
Robert Rodriguez performed with the band - Austin (2003)
LATV, in conjunction with debut Los Angeles showcase performances at the Roxy and Conga Room (2003)
2003 Convention of the National Council of La Raza - Austin (2003)
National tour: shows with Los Lonely Boys/Indigenous/Styx/deSol/Don Henley. Performed at corporate event for Cartier in Geneva, Switzerland. Set attendance records at The Glenn and Antone’s in Austin.
Headlined at the Mexico Now! Festival in New York and
at the Open House Arts Festival at Kennedy Center in Washington, DC celebrating the Center’s 34th Anniversary. National headline tour, including Las Vegas/Kansas City/St. Louis/Nashville/Virginia Beach/Syracuse/Santa Fe/ Albuquerque. Shows with
the Neville Brothers in Austin, and with Buddy Guy in
Headline shows in New York/Atlanta/Memphis. Shows with Ozomatli in Tucson/New Orleans/ Orlando/Washington, DC/Detroit/Chicago/Minneapolis/Albuquerque/Santa Fe; with Los Lobos in Des Moines/Dallas/Austin/San Antonio/El Paso.
• "BROTHERHOOD" CD (2006)
• "DEL CASTILLO LIVE" DVD (2004). Live footage
filmed and edited by Robert Rodriguez.
• "VIDA" CD (2002)
• "BROTHERS OF THE CASTLE" CD (2001)
"KILL BILL, VOL. 2"
soundtrack CD (2004).
Includes "Malaguena Salerosa" by Chingon
(Del Castillo, Robert Rodriguez, and others).
"MEXICO & MARIACHIS"
CD (2004). Music From and Inspired by Robert Rodriguez's "El Mariachi" Trilogy. Includes "Spanish Castle Tango" by Del Castillo; incidental guitar by
Rick and Mark del Castillo, vocals
by Alex Ruiz, and percussion by Rick Holeman
on various songs.
"MEXICAN SPAGHETTI WESTERNS"/
CHINGON CD (2003).
"ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO"
soundtrack CD (2003). Includes "Dias de los Angeles"
by Del Castillo; incidental guitar by Mark and Rick del Castillo, and vocals by Alex Ruiz on various songs.
(Del Castillo member participation in parenthesis)
Film in progress. It is the story of hard-living polo players set amid a Southwestern love triangle, incorporating border issues, drugs, and DVD piracy. A short film shot in Texas, Santa Fe, and Spain has been completed for presentation to investors and distributors.
• Rick del Castillo is co-writer, co-producer, and composed the soundtrack score, which was recorded
at London’s Abbey Road Studios.
• New and existing Del Castillo songs are
on the soundtrack.
• Rick del Castillo, Alex Ruiz, and Albert Besteiro
appear in the film as actors and performers.
Indie supernatural thriller based on the 500-year old Latin American legend of La Llorona, an anguished vengeful spirit acknowledged by 28 million believers. (Announcement of release plans is forthcoming.)
• Del Castillo with Patricia Vonne recorded the traditional song “La Llorona” for the opening and end credits.
• Del Castillo songs featured on the soundtrack: “Talkin’ To Ya” (from Brotherhood CD), “Don Nicolas” and “Suenos Madrigales” (from Vida CD)
“KILL BILL, VOL. 2”
(Film and Soundtrack CD)
• “Malaguena Salerosa” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/
guitar, Alex Ruiz/vocals, Rick
“ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO”
(Film and Soundtrack CD)
• “Eye Patch” (Rick del Castillo/guitar, percussion;
• “Guitar Town” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “Church Shootout” (Rick del Castillo/guitar, drums)
• “Dias de los Angeles “ (written, performed, produced
by Del Castillo)
• “Mariachi vs. Marquez” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “Coup De Etat” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “El Mariachi” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “Siente Mi Amor” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “Cuka Rocka” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar)
“MEXICO & MARIACHIS “
- Music From and Inspired by Robert Rodriguez’s
EL MARIACHI Trilogy (Films and CD)
• “Alacran y Pistolero” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/
guitar, Alex Ruiz/backing vocals, Rick
• “Severina” (Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar)
• “Theme from El Mariachi” (Rick del Castillo/
guitar, Rick Holeman/percussion)
• “Back To The House That Love Built” (Acoustic)
(Rick del Castillo/guitar, Rick
• “Spanish Castle Tango” (Written, Performed,
and Produced by Del Castillo)
• “Once Upon A Time In Mexico” (Main Titles)
(Rick and Mark del Castillo/guitar,
“SPY KIDS 3D: GAME OVER”
(Film and DVD)
• “Game Over” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)
• “Isle Of Dreams” (Rick del Castillo/guitar)