Jason Castro

Jason Castro

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With his rich tenor voice, distinctive looks, and endearingly innocent charm, Jason Castro won over millions of viewers as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a third-place runner-up finish. He may not have won the competition, but the 22-year-old Texan earned himself a devoted fan base eager to

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With his rich tenor voice, distinctive looks, and endearingly innocent charm, Jason Castro won over millions of viewers as a contestant on the seventh season of American Idol, parlaying his substantial singer-songwriter appeal into a third-place runner-up finish. He may not have won the competition, but the 22-year-old Texan earned himself a devoted fan base eager to hear what he would do once freed to perform his own songs. Those folks will get their chance with the release of Castro's self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records.

Though rooted in the classic, melody-minded singer-songwriter tradition, with heart-on-sleeve lyrics and acoustic guitar-driven arrangements, the album brims with toe-tapping pop (first single "Let's Just Fall In Love Again," "This Heart Of Mine"), strummy folk ("That's What I'm Here For," the lilting "If I Were You"), and electrifying rock ("Closer," "Heart of Stone") - all cleverly balanced with unabashedly emotional tunes like "Love Uncompromised," "It Matters To Me," "You Can Always Come Home," and a stunning version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (which Castro performed on Idol, citing Jeff Buckley's version as a huge inspiration to him as an artist).

To capture the moods he wanted, Castro collaborated with producer Eric Rosse (Sara Bareilles, Tori Amos) and a host of top-notch songwriters - including Marc Roberge of O.A.R., Gregg Wattenberg (Five For Fighting), Zac Maloy (David Cook), and Espionage (Train) - all of whom helped Castro create an earthy showcase for his considerable gifts as a vocalist, songwriter, and musician, not to mention the warmth and sincerity that shines through everything he does. "I feel like the album really captures my personality," Castro says. "People got to know me a bit on the show, so I wanted to build on that by including all these songs I've written about my life. I wanted to share with people the things that are meaningful to me." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
04/13/2010
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075678958403
catalogNumber:
521144
Rank:
123766

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jason Castro   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kim Bullard   Keyboards
Jack Daley   Bass
George Doering   Acoustic Guitar
Rami Jaffee   Organ
Shawn Pelton   Percussion,Drums
Eric Ivan Rosse   Piano,Keyboards
Bruce Watson   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Sean Hurley   Bass
Cameron Stone   Cello
Dorian Crozier   Drums,Tambourine
Chris Chaney   Bass
Gregg Wattenberg   Guitar,Piano
Serena Ryder   Vocals
Sean McConnell   Guitar
Aaron Sterling   Drums
Michael Carey   Guitar
Shawn Manigly   Guitar
Chris Reynolds   Percussion
Jackie Castro   Background Vocals
Jerry Beckers   Organ
Billy Justine   Piano
Kevin Harrland   Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Leonard Cohen   Composer
Kim Bullard   Programming
Eric Ivan Rosse   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements
David A. Helfant   Management
Espen Lind   Composer
Zac Maloy   Composer
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer,Producer,Additional Production
Marc Roberge   Composer
Jamie Kenney   Composer
Sean McConnell   Composer,Additional Production,Whistle
Matt Young   Merchandising
Dave Cobb   Composer
Shawn Manigly   Composer
Jason Castro   Composer
Brent Roam   Composer
Chris Reynolds   Engineer
Amund Bjoruind   Composer
Andrew Peters   Merchandising
Jeff Frasco   Booking
Falheiie Olipere   Art Direction
Steven Fiore   Composer

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My wife and I heard Jason perform on ABC's The Bachelor and immediately looked to see if he had any CD's on the market. We pre-ordered it and were eagerly awaiting its release and arrival. We listened to it and both commented "this is really nice." We thought of many people that would enjoy his music. It has a nice beat to it with a great balance of instrumentation. The best part is there are so many venues one could play the CD and it would be fitting. While many of the songs are enjoyable, my favorite is "Hallelujah." Jason's CD will be a hit -- he's going to hit it big(ger) and need to begin work on his second CD.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first saw Jason in the top 24 round of Idol and have been mezmorized ever since. His voice just has that way of moving you and rattleing your soul. Not only is he a true artist and songwriter, but he's also a kind and gentle soul. I've had the pleasure of meeting him and we really need more musicians like him. He's humble, witty, and so down to earth. I wish him the best of success! This album has both fun and upbeat tracks that make you want to move your feet, but also slow, moving ballads that warm your heart. A solid first album! My only negative would be that B&N doesn't have the 14 track extended version available. Why?
binky More than 1 year ago
I am 51 yeas old, but listening to this CD, makes me feel like I am 18 years old and romance is alive and all around! It is wonderful and I really like I want to fall in love with you,again.... it makes my heart beat fast! I remember old boyfriends and I then think of my great husband, and dare I say it... necking with him! Cuddling on the couch with some wine and candles,breezes through the window, ah, well! let me just say this, Jason may not have won Americal Idol, but he has won my heart and ears, and I look forward to his new songs!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautiful music - very uplifting - I love it!
Avid-Reader-24-7 More than 1 year ago
Jasons' music was great. Inspirational, made me feel happy and I sung along with all of the songs the first time I listened to them. The songs are so catchy and upbeat. I could listen to his music all day!
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