Amadee Castenell brings musical riches from New Orleans to Massachusetts

Amadee Castenell displays his trademark sense of joy in performance during a GimmeLive show at Gloucester Stage Company last month. There is a telling scene in the landmark television series “Treme” in which Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint are in the studio control room listening to a brass section record its part … Continue reading Amadee Castenell brings musical riches from New Orleans to Massachusetts

New album proves Amadee Castenell a ‘Force’ of nature

Amadee Castenell’s new album ‘Amadee and His Driving Force’ is a delightful mix of covers and originals imbued with pop hooks and a sweet jazz sensibility. (Inset, album cover courtesy of Black Rose Records.) ALBUM REVIEW In a recording sessions career that led Amadee Castenell to log so many credits that discography services lost track, … Continue reading New album proves Amadee Castenell a ‘Force’ of nature