If you want to skip right to the good part: Jason Castro — The dreadlocked guitar strummer was charming enough to score a fourth-place finish during season 7 and land an Atlantic Records album release, but rarely has there been an Idol contestant who seemed less interested in the machinery of fame. Castro melted hearts
Huge thank you to @CinderblockDFW for having us, we had such a good time playing the Block Party! Peace out sxsw ✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/vy3IOnaBPJ — 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
From Idol Chatter, “The Top 10 Post-American Idol Songs” (of 2016, that is): “Automatic” by Castro: The best song on the very fine debut EP from Casto, which includes Jason (4th on Season 7 of Idol), brother Michael (a contestant on Seasons 8 & 9) and younger sister Jackie. Dang, does she sound great on
You know, the one that Castro did this past Saturday? Well, it resulted in this quite nice article in the Mesquite News: “We all have very diverse musical interests that we kind of combine to make us what we are,” Jason said. […]“I think we are better together, and this is too special not to
Video by Castro (I especially love the end, just perfect!) There is also a piece on the IHeartRadio website that talks about the meaning behind the video. From the Castros: Images of love, nature, and light serve to evoke the feeling that love is an irresistible adventure that beckons, and is at it’s best when
Here’s a taste: Jackie admits being in a band with her brothers has its pros and cons—[…]“Spending that much time together can be a bit much though, and we enjoy days off to recharge and be on our own.” Be sure to click through and read the full article at MotherChurchPew!
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
Castro teased the release with two superb songs — the title track and “Automatic.” Turns out it was more than a tease. The EP has to rank as one of the year’s best post-American Idol releases. For the rest of the review hop over to Idol Chatter.
Oops! That’s just an image. The video is (for now) exclusive to Crave, so you’ll have to click over there to hear and see it–but that’s fine, because there’s a nice little piece to go with: [T]he intimate black and white video shows Castro’s gorgeous three-part harmonies as they seamlessly trade-off the powerhouse lead vocals
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