Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Trombone, Steel guitar, Accordion, Ukulele.


Looking for a new guitarist for Mighty Joe Castro and The Gravamen.

We're an original, modern rockabilly/50s style rock-n- roll band with a doghouse bass, heavy reverb and a bit of bad juju . We've been told we fit somewhere between Johnny Cash and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Searching for other misfits to help break the mold. We dig the guitar playing of Johnny Marr, Marc Ribot, Warren Ellis, Brian Setzer, Poison Ivy, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and more. Appreciation for 50s music and punk rock a plus. We practice in Philadelphia and gig/record regularly.

Also looking piano/accordian player or someone to add harmonica, percussionist, horns, backing vocals, etc.

Influences range from Stray Cats, The Cramps, The Pogues, Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Howlin' Wolf, Patsy Cline, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Ritchie Valens, Johnny Burnette, Dion and 50s style rock and roll.

contact: mightyjoecastro at g mail dot com

for more info:

guitarist, singer, collage artist, oil painter and skateboarder.

Former bands:
The Lift Up (2011-2014 - Wilmington, DE)
The Situation (2001-2006/Elephant Stone Records - Philadelphia, PA)
Swingline (1998-1999 - Newark, De)
Nero (1993-1997 - Newark, DE. Formerly the Obese Pharaohs of Funk)

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 30 2016
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week


From Sun Records to Creation Records...

Tom Waits, The Pogues, The Cramps, The Stray Cats, The Ramones, The Smiths, Ray Charles, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, The Clash, Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Cash, Johnny Thunders, Social Distortion, Billy Bragg, Patti Smith, The Stone Roses, The Verve, Oasis, The Misfits

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Background Singer: