Walk for poverty and win a chance to hang with the band!

Hear about it from the Castros themselves:

To further quote the Castros:

Do you have what it takes to play with the band? Well, here is your chance to come backstage with us in support of one of our favorite causes: helping children in poverty. All it takes is $10 to enter to win! For extra entries and weekly prizes we’re challenging our fans to get involved in helping us walk 1 Million Steps for poverty! Your support will help Roma Boots, an amazing organization that is giving poverty the boot to help children across the world living without the basic essentials. Enter to win our backstage experience and help us reach 1 Million steps together!

~Castro

 
You can read all about the challenge at the MaximusLife website and in the press release, and you definitely should.

What are you waiting for? Go! WE CAN DO THIS!

Artist Spotlight

There’s a nice band profile on The Hudsucker:

Touching on themes such as dreaming big, finding happiness, and loving someone unrequitedly. Diamond Dreams is sure to have a song for every listener. As Jason states, that is Castro’s ultimate mission as makers of music: “Music has the power to transform a day, and the power to define a time. That’s our goal: to be that for somebody. To be the song.”

 
Be sure to click through and read the rest of it!

“Automatic” Acoustic Video!

Right now it’s up exclusively at Twist Magazine‘s website, so hop over there and have a look/listen–lovely!

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(Sorry if the screenshot fooled anyone. Since it is exclusive I won’t bring the video here until tomorrow because reasons.)

Go! And don’t forget to leave a thumbs-up and/or comment on YouTube. Also, be good to your friends and share the piece-cum-video with your Face-Friends and fellow tweeters.

 
ETA: And here’s the actual video:


Video by Castro

BIG TOUR COMING!

The Sibling Game!

It seems that Castro did a bunch of mini-interviews ‘n’ stuff for iHeartRadio, most of which has been been-and-gone on Snapchat…but here’s something I can post!

(It’s fun. Watch it!)


Video by iHeartRadio

Hopefully there will be more (that I can post, not on Snapchat), and if there are, I will bring them.

 

Thanks for the find, Jasonized!

If you’re interested in Jason’s songwriting process…

…there’s a fascinating glimpse into that in an article in the Vermont Standard about that songwriting retreat the family went to a few weeks ago:

Jason Castro paced through the grass with his guitar.

He strummed and hummed as if he was in a trance.

He paused to sip some beer that rested on a picnic table. Then kept walking.

“Who are we talking to?” he asked.

 

For what comes next, follow the clicky link.

ETA: There is also a whole gallery of photos

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Rick Russell photo

of the retreat concert, featuring Jason.

 

Thanks for the link to the photo gallery, ArtTeacher!