Live in The Vineyard

Kicking off @liveinthevineyard with our sweet friends @johnnyswim! So great seeing you beautiful people!

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Enjoying our first stop of the day on the beautiful grounds of @lianaestates

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“Don’t Stop”!:

 

Thanks for the bootleg link, jasonnnfan!

The tour continues

Never pass up good ice cream…

🍦🍭🌞💋 see you soon, Little Rock!

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or good music!

Makin' memories in Memphis. No better way to make our Memphis debut than to perform at the @moonriverfestival !!!

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Kicking off the final day of @moonriverfestival with @castrotheband! #moonriverfest #memphis #ilovemyjob

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Loved hearing "Automatic" live at #moonriverfest from @castrotheband !!!

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Great start to the day with @castrotheband and @davidramirez! @moonriverfestival

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A little exchange from Twitter…

So there was this:

Which quote-tweeted this:

Which links back to this little bit of insta-bootleg, which I cannot embed, but you should definitely check out!

I dunno, I’m not tired of it yet…

There’s this piece in The New York Times: How Pop Culture Wore Out Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

“Hallelujah” survived the doctor dramas and the evening-soap finales, but it almost succumbed to reality TV, where unseasoned vocalists repeatedly tried to impress their judges by remaking it with big runs and rococo flourishes. Jason Castro delivered the most celebrated “Idol” performance

 
So here’s the thing, Mr. Murray–Jason’s performance is the most celebrated because he did the opposite of “remaking it with big runs and rococo flourishes”; he sang as stripped down a version as there can be, and he still does, which is what lets the emotion shine through. And it’s always beautiful.

That is all.

Set your recording devices!

Because you are going to watch The Wendy Williams Show‘s Thanksgiving episode, airing November 24!!

Be on the lookout for that thanksgiving @wendyshow show episode! #howyoudoin

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We just got done singing on The Wendy Williams Show! Watch us on the Thanksgiving episode 11/24 💛 @wendyshow

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Thanks for the heads up, Jasonized!

A “don’t miss” interview piece from Billboard

Jason on touring with his sibs:

[…] Jason says he couldn’t be happier.

“There’s no one else I’d rather travel with,” Castro tells Billboard. “Truth is, being on the road is a challenge for anybody with anybody and being with family kind of makes it a lot easier. It at least makes it feel a bit more like home, and I’m just excited to share this whole process with them.”

 
Check out the full article on Billboard.com. (It’s really good!)

Touring with Delta Rae

On the road again:

(It’s all about the coffee.)

one. more. week. #DiamondDreamsEP

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And there was a Copian in the house! (Well, on the street, anyway.) Don’t miss sierrach’s (thank you, sierrach!) recap in our forums, and this photo:

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Photo by Lee Christenson

 
Then onward to Cleveland:

Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH

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Cleveland, OH ✨

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Doing my best @jackie_castro pose here in Cleveland! See you tonight @ Beachland Ballroom!

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"love is not a victory march, It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah" #CastroTheBand #Hallelujah #CLE

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And then Columbus:

(It’s clearly all about the coffee…)

Espresso flight. 👌

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Thanks again for the recap, sierrach–and thanks for the finds, ArtTeacher and 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!

“Rise To You” again…

Yep, the same “Rise To You” that got up to 43, 44 on the Christian charts three years ago–well, it’s charting again:

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MJ’s Big Blog notes it as a debut; I guess we can call it a re-debut?

Anyway, it’s nice news!

 
*IIRC, the first two columns are positions on the Mediabase chart last week and this week; the “LW” and “TW” to the right of the song title is the number of spins.
 

Thank you for the find, jblue!