JASON CASTRO […] Post-“Idol,” though, he caught up to the adulation, releasing a surprisingly strong soft-rock album last year…. The Mr. Castro performing at the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts on Long Island this week may not resemble the one on “Idol” but wouldn’t be here without him.
Find the full piece here and on page 2 of the Sunday Arts & Leisure section.
Speaking about “Who I Am” and his entry into the Christian market, Jason says:
“I’m a songwriter first and foremost and as a songwriter, you write about all sorts of things in your life. Some of them are about my faith.”
But he shies away from pigeonholing himself and his music into one particular market.
“I really think my songs can speak to people who are aren’t necessarily of the faith,” he says. “Different songs move different people in different ways. I really just want to be open to wherever music leads.”
[…] I think that one advantage of going out and being an artist is having a unique voice. I think that kind of happened because I started singing later in life. You know, I didn’t really have anyone telling me how to sing. And, of course, now I take lessons and it helps, as I learn how to sing. But now I know my voice and I can add on from there, which I think is something that doesn’t necessarily happen if you’re singing from when you’re little. So, I like to think it’s a good thing for me.
The article is posted at ExploreLI.com, so head on over and have a read.
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