The Big Wu

The Big Wu will roll into St. Paul on December 16th with 30 years under their belt and over 20 years since their last appearance at The Fitzgerald Theater. Now revamped and under new ownership, The Fitz is ready to be rocked again!

When I saw the location for Rumble Down, I smiled. I wanted more of my family (kids and grandkids) to experience a small jam-grass festival. Four of the grandkids are multi-year Shoe Fest veterans but more of them need the experience and my tribe is all in the Springfield vicinity. The festival site, The Kampground, is within bicycling distance for one of my sons. This would be a bunch of first-time adventures for the family.

You could say that Chris Castino is a writer of dance music. Not the kind you hear at any club. It’s the kind you hear at a Dead show, or festivals, when the crowd moves together spinning and bouncing like an ocean of blissful and emancipated souls. Chris is the primary songwriter for his longtime popular Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu.

Come dance, hug and celebrate with your Grateful Dead community in the jungle paradise of Tulum. Dive into the music with intimate live jam sessions by your favorite artists. Explore wellness practices like meditation and yoga in the company of like-minded people. Learn from renowned healers, groove with talented musicians and hang at the beach at sunset with new friends. Enjoy catered gourmet meals and beautiful scenery as we celebrate the "Ripple" of wellness, music and kindness in our lives over a peaceful week in a joyful community!

You could say that Chris Castino is a writer of dance music. Not the kind you hear at any club. It’s the kind you hear at a Dead show, or festivals, when the crowd moves together spinning and bouncing like an ocean of blissful and emancipated souls. Chris is the primary songwriter for his longtime popular Minnesota-based rock’n’roll jamband The Big Wu.

Welcome to Virgin Islands Shakedown! There is light at the end of 2020...Join us for an exclusive 100 person, socially distanced event in paradise!

There will be 4 shows and lots of extra fun with Shred Is Dead at The Windmill Bar in St. John, USVI and all over the island.

Dreams do come true!! Be there!!

Deadheads gathered under the sacred oaks of Harmony Park Music Garden on May 26-27, with a pre-party on May 25 featuring Leftover Salmon. The legendary bassist, Phil Lesh, was warmly welcomed by his fans and the accompanying 90-degree weather at Revival Music Festival 2018.

With 2017 coming to a close, The Big Wu is making the most of their 25th year! Anniversary celebrations ranging from Colorado to Cleveland, the release of “The Big Wu Way” rockumentary, a 25 Year Retrospective Double Disc and a brand-new album in the works makes for quite the quarter century.

The story goes that the Big Wu, bound for rock stardom, sold their souls for a case of Old Style beer one thirsty night long ago. The legend and the band live on, still rocking their powerful, moving, and energizing original music for the fans. A jam band with a unique style and presence, the Wu combine strong, free flowing improv and vocal harmonies, with finely crafted songs for all tastes. Oh, and their fans are famously friendly.

During the early 1990s while growing up in middle America I was making the transformation from teenager to adult.  My personal changes were not unlike what the country in general was going through.  The awkward years of George Bush gave way to the prosperous reign of President Clinton. During this time there was another interesting transition going on in popular music and culture.  The dominant days of hair metal bands were fading (like my stone-washed jeans), and the glam gave way to grunge which ushered in a new era of rock n' roll.

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