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the Infidel Castros: what's new?

Long time no hear... - May 5, 2016

Wow. It seems like forever since we last played in public!

But we have not dropped off the edge of the earth.

Daisy has been super busy, playing and touring with multiple groups, and

has finally recorded a new album!

She is about to kick off a West Coast tour with the

Gonzalo Bergara Quartet, which will last most of the month of May.

After that we will have to get busy with a crowdfunding effort so that we can get that new

recording out there. Once that is underway, we hope to find time to play some gigs together,

and start working on our own long overdue new recording!

Hopefully you'll all still remember who we are when we show back up :)

Keep an eye out for us!

Still Here! - October 7, 2014

We've just realized how long it's been since we last reported in! Rest assured, it's not because we haven't been doing anything! Daisy has been busy with gigs all over the place, with no signs of slowing down anytime soon, and the Infidel Castros are working slowly toward a couple of recording projects that we've been putting off for far too long. We'll start by accompanying our dear friend, the great Dave Dilworth, into the studio for his first ever recording experience in the coming weeks. We are all very excited about this long awaited event! At some point after that, we will go back in and record a new Infidels record, and Daisy's third album. We promise to do better with getting news and details out as these projects grow and bloom. The Castros are not the best candidates for multitasking, so we may forgo live performances for awhile to concentrate on recording, but Daisy will be gigging plenty, as always. Hope to see you out there at some of her shows while our new ideas are incubating... Happy Autumn!

Pledge Music - May 9, 2013

Daisy's Pledge Music campaign is in full swing now,

and we'd like to thank everyone who has already pledged,

and urge those who haven't to please do so,

as it only runs until the end of May.

This is an all or nothing deal, so if Daisy doesn't meet her target goal, everyone gets refunded, and Daisy gets, well, nothing...

On the other hand, if she does hit the target,

a portion of the funds beyond the goal go to the Strathmore,

a place that has become very dear to us over the past several months of Daisy's involvement with the Artist in Residence program. What an outstanding opportunity for hopeful young musicians!

Strathmore brings so much to the arts community in the D.C. area, and we feel very fortunate to be a part of it. So, please pledge to help Daisy AND Strathmore continue to contribute their talents for the greater good!

Thanks in advance for your support, it means alot to us!

Daisy's PledgeMusic campaign has launched! - March 20, 2013

Daisy's campaign is up & running!

Check in occasionally to track her progress.



Well, according to the crocuses in our garden,

it's spring!

You may have noticed that we haven't been gigging much

over the past several months. That's because we've

been really busy with Daisy's Strathmore residency,

and her new recording, which will be out around the same

time as the daffodils! It's an exciting time for us, and we

hope you'll be able to join us in celebrating the release of

"Déviation", either somewhere along the road for the

upcoming tour of New England, or perhaps at

one of Daisy's Strathmore mansion shows in May.

Please check the calendars on either of the websites

for full details and ticket info.

We hope to get the Infidels back in the gig saddle

before too long, but for now, you can catch us at

our regular hangout,

Juliana's in the Village, in Shrewsbury, PA

Next show is April 20th!


Autumn - October 14, 2012

after that long, hot summer,

we are welcoming these first chilly days of fall!

we only booked a few gigs for the remainder of the year

so that we can try and catch up on the rest of our lives,

spend some time with family and friends,

and allow daisy to get to work on

some big projects that she has coming up

over the next several months.

hope to see you out there at a show before we crawl

into our den for the winter...

SPRING!!!! - May 16, 2012

well, spring is finally upon us, even though we didn't have

much of a winter to speak of.

we're back among the living,

playing whenever we get a chance amidst the usual

daily grind.

daisy's been extra busy with her gypsy jazz self,

just home from a wonderful tour of new england,

and already scheming up another!

keep an eye on her website for upcoming shows

and various announcements about the cool things

she's going to be involved in

in the upcoming months.

we know that this time of year brings lots of chores and other such

things, but make some time to come out and support local music,

and visit with us because 'all work and no play' is, well,

just kinda lame...

see you out there!


A, J, & D

Hibernation... - January 2, 2012

after a crazy busy autumn and holiday season

we are taking a much needed break to

rest, ponder, tinker, and take on some

back burner projects (musical&otherwise) that have been simmering

for way too long!

we'll see you back out there when the grass turns green.

Enjoy your winter !

LONG TIME NO UPDATE! - October 26, 2011

we just realized how long it has been since we last shared any news!

it is certainly not that there has been nothing to report, just that

we are terribly lazy about these things...

we've actually been trying to get ourselves out and playing

more and more, squeezing in gigs between travel whims.

daisy is making her presence known in the world of gypsy jazz,

and has had some amazing experiences and opportunities laid before her.

for more on her adventures, see her website:

and for more about us, you'll just have to come to one of our shows!

keep an eye on our calendar, as we keep adding new stuff.

hope to see you all out there soon!


A, J, & D

DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2011 - May 14, 2011

the schedule for DFNW has been announced!

daisy, with antoine and sebastien boyer,

will be playing at the

saturday evening show,

september 24th, 8:00 pm

opening for

mark o'connor's hot swing!!!!!


check this link for details:

Live Music... - April 27, 2011

with daisy's gypsy jazz career well underway,

we're starting to get 'the Infidel Castros'

off of the back burner and into the fire!

check our calendar for upcoming shows.

if there is a venue that you would like to see us play,

please let us, and them, know about it!

hope to see you at a show soon!

BIG NEWS FOR DAISY !!!!! - April 27, 2011

Daisy has been invited to perform at

Djangofest Northwest 2011!

DFNW is the premiere Gypsy Jazz festival

in North America.

What a huge honor!

We're all very excited that she will have

such a wonderful opportunity to share the stage

with some of the finest players of the genre

at this prestigious event!

GYPSY MOTH MUSIQUE !!!! - March 1, 2011

Daisy's new website is up and running!

Check it out, sign the guestbook, buy CDs!

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!! - January 1, 2011


Leaves are falling... - October 27, 2010

Well, it's hard to believe it's autumn already! Our favorite time of year. The garden has stopped growing, the air is getting crispy, and we are settling back in to our nest after a crazy few months of being all over the place.

Daisy has been indirectly promoting her new CD, 'Gypsy Moth', by attending a couple of amazing gypsy jazz events: Django's 100th birthday celebration at the Festival Django Reinhardt, in Samois sur Seine, France, in June, and Djangofest NW on Whidbey Island, Washington in September. A wonderful time was had by all, and Daisy can be seen on YouTube stirrin' it up all over the globe! Go to our youtube channel:, to check it out. We hope to post more photos and videos from our travels very soon...

the GYPSY MOTH has landed!!!!!! - July 22, 2010

daisy's beautiful new solo CD has arrived!

'Gypsy Moth' is a collection of gypsy jazz influenced music, recorded by mark thayer at signature sounds studio in pomfret, connecticut,

in january and april, 2010.

daisy plays violin & cello, and is joined by

robert bowlin on guitar (robert also contributes a 2nd violin part on a few tracks)

paul kochanski on gut string bass

jazer giles on accordion

and joe castro on guitar & percussion on the title track

projected release date is AUGUST 16th

and it will be available for purchase right here on our website.

buy directly from us!!!! - July 22, 2010

we've finally figured out how to set up a direct way for you to buy the physical CD from us through Paypal, right here on the website! we hope to soon make this option available on our new myspace page as well... go on, BUY IT!!!

check out our new myspace page!! - June, 2010

we have a new myspace page!

check it out at:

listen to 5 full length tracks from 'strange enchanted'! we'll be adding photos and maybe even some videos soon, so stay tuned...

'strange enchanted' - April 22, 2010

 our new CD, 'strange enchanted', will be released on May 22nd, 2010!!! recorded at signature sounds studio in pomfret, connecticut, and produced by david goodrich, it gives a pretty good overview of our eclectic repertoire.

buy it now at cdbaby, itunes, or best of all, at a live show (which we hope to be doing more of now that we've got the cd finished)!

 listen to some clips on our 'music' page...

DAISY'S SOLO PROJECT !!!!!! - April 10, 2010

daisy has finished recording her solo CD !!!

it is a full length album of gypsy influenced tunes, recorded at signature sounds studio in pomfret, connecticut (our favorite, can you tell?). daisy, of course, plays violin and cello. she is joined by robert bowlin on guitar and fiddle, paul kochanski on bass, and jazer giles on accordion.

stay tuned for details...

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