If you are planning to be home, you probably should have already headed out

“I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” by Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, and Buck Ram, sung by Lady Antebellum:


Video by Lady Antebellum

And an acoustic cover of “I’ll by Home for Christmas,” sung by Jason and Michael Castro:


Video by Jason Castro (Okay, yes, the stache is unfortunate.)

The song, wistful and haunting, first recorded in 1943, was an instant hit, resonating strongly with soldiers at the front during WWII as well as with their families. It still speaks to those who can’t be with their loved ones during the holidays (or indeed at any time).

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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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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!

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!

Songwriting in Vermont…

From Jackie:


Video by Jackie Castro

In which there is songwriting (we do not get to see the songwriting) (but we hear some of the song!) and scenery, there is giggling with Maddie and Hazel, there is more music, there is more songwriting (we do not get to see the songwriting), there is more Hazel and more Maddie, and there is a concert, bits of which we actually get to see–and there is a second concert (we only get to see a tiny it of the second concert).

 
Also there is songwriting in Vermont from Michael. Or at least there is a lot about the trip to Vermont–some of which involves songwriting!:


All four videos by Michael Castro

In which there is more RV life, much scenery, and much food. Also Kandee and, yes, music! And also farm things, like chickens and alpaca. (You heard me.) And a giant waterslide. And oh, yeah, food.

Moar vlogs!

One from Michael:


Video by Michael Castro

In which there is motorcycle RV maintenance, and there is food, and then there is more RV life (this time with added children!).

 
And one from Jackie:


Video by Jackie Castro

In which there is a little bit of a trip to New Hampshire, there is the arrival of merch, and there is the RV-tripping-sendoff. (Yes, yes, you have seen it before. There are three vloggers here, it happens!) Then there is RV cooking (it is hard to balance in a moving RV) and other meals; also there is other RV life. And then there is backstage at a show in Ann Arbor (we do not get to see any of the show) (but we get to see a little of Delta Rae’s show!).

More vlog from New York…

Hurrah!


Video by Michael Castro

In which there is backstage at the NYC venue, including a first look at the physical EPs; there is a view of the New York skyline; there are many buildings (well, it IS NYC); there is the City Winery recording (we do not see the recording); there is recording for iHeartRadio (we do not see the recording); there is more commuting (still not exciting); there is driving around in the RV (also still not exciting); and there is (family) food.

(And if you know where to look–which you do not–you can get a quick glimpse of me at the venue.) (Okay, of my back. Still me!)