(See what I did there?)
YAY, A TOUR!
Which (first of all) was the first in a cluster of shows:
Then there’s about half an hour of a Facebook chat–thank you, Jackie!–from backstage:
And isn’t this the cutest thing ever?:
(You really should get to one of their live shows!)
…and they have a very careful recap of the event. Starting with:
Castro // photo Jennifer Shorter
I started my TTMR adventure on Saturday with Castro, the family band formed by American Idol alum Jason Castro and his siblings Michael and Jackie. The band is the perfect spring and summer band, with a pop/folk vibe (a la The Lumineers) and honest, intimate lyrics. […]
The band didn’t just play, though. They performed. […]
And those songs! […] The Castros have distinct vocals, but somehow each song sounded like a “Castro” song. The trio were also super personable and took the time after the show to shake hands and take dozens of snapshots with fans.
To read the parts I elided, not to mention the recap of the rest of the event, hop on over to PlanoMagazine.com (where you can also see the photo above full size). And keep scrolling down, because there are lots more photos at the bottom of the article!
ETA: Oh, don’t leave yet! Check out the mag’s recap video–I’m liking the soundtrack especially:
Video by Plano Magazine
— CASTRO (@CastroTheBand) March 19, 2017
Nice picture! (But where’s the bootleg?) (What do you mean, there’s no bootleg?!?!) (If you see any bootleg, let me know, please…)
There’s also a really nice review from Jillian Pedersen from Spirit 105.9:
I did hear a clip of their live performance. Their harmonies meld together so perfectly in a way only musically talented siblings are able to do. So, if you’re looking for new music with incredible vocals and encouraging words, look no further than Castro.
But of course!
For the rest of the piece, click on the nice clicky link I made for you here.
(You know, you could have read this hours ago if you were following Castro on Twitter. I’m just sayin’.)
Also! SXSW’s YouTube channel has the “Automatic” video up as “Showcasing Artist 2017”:
Video posted by SXWS
(And if you’d only Like/Follow Castro’s Facebook page, you wouldn’t need me to know all this stuff. MAKE IT SO!)
Jason was posting from SXSW for a little minute–and now he’s done. BUT! You can see it here:
Or here. Check it out!
There’s all sorts of info available at the event website; be sure to check out the FAQs. Most important bits? The music is FREE, and open to all. (But the beer part is 21+ and Not Free.) I do like this from their description of Castro:
On Diamond Dreams, they swivel seamlessly between bluesy soul, indie folk, and grandiose pop drama with the poise and effortlessness that only comes with loving each sound too much to abandon it. And while the record may be proudly noncommittal when it comes to genre, there is one mission on which all three siblings agree: making others happy.
“Proudly noncommittal” on genre is just exactly right, isn’t it?
Thanks for the find, misfit toys!