Throughout the years John Mooney has developed one of the most distinctive and easily identifiable guitar and vocal signatures of anyone alive today.
Part of the original impetus for his interest in music may have filtered down from his grandfather, a musician himself. “He used to play the mandolin and banjo back in the 20’s” says Mooney. “He even cut a couple of 78’s for the Peerless label that I’ve heard. It was really hot stuff, a kind of raggy jazz.“
Although he took his musical apprenticeship with the legendary Junior Wells, an evening with Albert Castiglia isn't just another cruise through the blues. A consummate showman, Castiglia peppers his performances with witty repartee, offbeat and impromptu asides, original songs, and material mined from a diverse classic rock repertoire.
The Blind Pass Band is a six piece Bluesy, Funky progressive experiment with groove oriented music. The band performs every weekend around Lee County at places like the Jacaranda of Sanibel, the Crows Nest of Captiva, the Beached Whale of Fort Myers Beach, Dwyers of Fort Myers, and more recently Berts of Matlache—as well as private parties and occasionally venturing into other establishments.
Local musicians and Naples residents Ryan Bladen a.k.a., Little Eddie, Marc Ferris a.k.a. Lipps McGhee, Andrew Galler a.k.a. Dempsey Jones, and Peter Orifice a.k.a. Lightning Pete, who formed the band known as Little Eddie and the Fat Fingers have quickly become favorites on the music scene in Southwest Florida playing in various locations in the area.
Frank Corso has been playing country blues and ragtime guitar for many years. Centering himself in the Delta style slide guitar in the tradition of Robert Johnson and the Mississippi Delta players, he is just as comfortable playing Ragtime and East Coast
Piedmont styles such as Reverand Gary Davis and Blind Blake. He presents it all in an
energetic style of his own.