Local Austinite, AJ Castillo, is taking the Tejano music scene to another level with his unique blend of urban accordion beats. After only seven months into his solo career, he was asked to perform at the 2009 Tejano Music Awards and a year later he returned to accept the award as Best New Artist. With 14 years of accordion playing experience, it is no surprise Castillo was named Tejano Academy’s “Best Accordion Player” and “Best Emerging Artist” in 2010.
After two full years of success, Castillo released his third album, The MixTape, last week. The album features the mix of Tejano music with other genres as well as special guests. Sergio Castillo (AJ’s brother) lends his vocals to a Cumbia song while Stefani Montiel collaborates on the “Blame It Remix.” Castillo will make six stops in Austin as he tours in Texas the rest of the year.
Listen to the “Blame It Remix” below and download here.
Mar. 31 Bea’s Island Club Houston, TX
Apr. 2 El Presidente Hereford, TX
Apr. 30 Real Texas Festival Mesquite, TX
May 7 Fiesta Gardens Austin, TX
Jun. 25 Private Event Del Rio, TX
July 1 Tejano Ranch Austin, TX
Aug. 6 Private Event Austin, TX
Aug. 13 Private Event Austin, TX
Sept. 24 Private Event Odessa, TX
Oct. 1 Private Event Sonora, TX
Oct. 14 Tejano Ranch Austin, TX
Nov. 4 Private Event San Angelo, TX
Dec. 30 Tejano Ranch Austin, TX
Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve Party Ozona, TX