After five acclaimed albums and decades of blazing blues-rock shows, Albert Castiglia is a different breed from the lightweights and arrivistes who dominate the modern music scene. His latest album Big Dogis a raw, rocking blues record and the first release to truly represents who he is as a musician, singer, guitarist and live artist. At 46, he's slugged his way into contention the old-fashioned way: writing from his heart, bleeding into his performances, eating up the road. His style is raw, unadulterated, crude and heavy. In 2014, Ruf debut Solid Ground was declared smoldering and intense by blues critics. Now, Big Dog ups the ante, offering eleven new songs to get your teeth into, and supported by a full international tour that promises bark and bite.