I agree with this placement…

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 the opening to this song? Then the very familiar voice of Jason cuts in on verse number two. Here’s hoping the trio continue making music together. I haven’t ranked these songs, but this is my absolute favorite from 2016.

To explain–the writer, Mark Franklin, begins by saying he’s not ranking the songs, but… 😉 Anyway, check out the whole article here!

My absolute fave from the EP is Hearts Coming Home, so have them both!

Video by Castro

Video by gailinroch


Thanks for the find, Jasonized! (And for the video, too…)

Yay, more bootleg!

These are from Nashville, with thanks to Copian fayemcd–thank you, Faye!

“Rock and Roll”:

Video by macfae

“Head to My Heart”:

Video by macfae

“Waters of Jordan”:

Video by macfae


Video by macfae

“Hearts Coming Home”:

Video by macfae

“Good For You”:

Video by macfae


Video by macfae

Faye also wrote us a great recap, so check that out in our forums!

Bootleg from Buffalo!

From the June 21st show, that would be.


Video by gailinroch (Jasonized)

That’s all we have for now, but we have been promised recaps and if photos or more bootleg surface, I’ll post ’em right here, so be sure to check back!

ETA: And here’s some of the “more,” hurrah! And don’t forget to stop by the forum for recapping.

Head To My Heart (opens with a spoiler, so WATCH!):

Video by gailinroch (Jasonized)

Hearts Coming Home

Video by gailinroch (Jasonized)

Good for You

Video by gailinroch (Jasonized)

Crying Wolf

Video by gailinroch (Jasonized)
These harmonies are killer, amirite? … That was a rhetorical question. YES I AM RIGHT!


Thanks for the awesome vids and recap, Jasonized!

CASTRO The Band at the Hotel Cafe, L.A., Apr. 5

We have photos, tweets, bootleg-lets, and whole song bootleg!

@castrotheband performing at @thehotelcafe tonight!!

A photo posted by @jonasgroupsupport on

Brooke White was at the show last night:

Here’s a bootleg-let from “Rock and Roll”:

Another bootleg-let, this one from Diamond Dreams:

Love love ❤️ @castrotheband @jackie_castro @jasoncastromusic @mcastromusic 🙌🏻

A video posted by Louella Hanna (@lghanna) on

And there are whole songs!

Diamond Dreams:

Video by SnapCracklyPop

Hello (Adele cover):

Video by SnapCracklyPop

Hearts Coming Home (this one is new to us!):

Video by SnapCracklyPop

Waters of Jordan (another new one!):

Video by SnapCracklyPop

That is some beautiful stuff, am I right? If, like me, you have them on repeat, go drop a thank you to the videographers, without whom.


(Thanks for all the links, Jasonized and Sandy! Also many thanks to SnapCracklyPop and Louella for the vids!)