"Chris Castle sings his unique songs of depth and beauty with a voice well textured by life's experiences."
- Tommy Ramone (the Ramones)
Chris Castle builds the kind of songs that three generations of America grew up with. His music is an homage to the archetypal elements found in the past century of popular music, drawing from classic Country, early Rock & Roll, Bluegrass, Folk, Blues, and traditional Pop. Castle’s ability to seamlessly blend these genres is a testament to his deep love and understanding of the tapestry of American music.
It's no surprise then, that he has found himself at home alongside some of the godfathers of modern Americana music. Castle has shared stages and studios with legendary artists like Garth Hudson (the Band), Chris Hillman (the Byrds), Tommy Ramone (the Ramones), and Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson). His 2012 release, Last Bird Home, was recorded at the storied Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and broke the top 10 on multiple roots radio charts.
Castle is currently collaborating on a new album with three-time Grammy winning engineer Justin Guip (the Black Crowes, Hot Tuna) and producer Larry Campbell - set to release in 2024.
I've been blessed to share stages and studios
with some amazing artists over the years:
Thanks to some of the folks who've helped bring this music to broader audiences:
Garth Hudson (the Band) - Junior Brown
Tommy Ramone (the Ramones)
Chris Hillman (the Byrds) - Amy Speace
Jimmy Webb - Justin Guip - Peter Case
Radney Foster - Larry Campbell
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Darrell Scott
The Wood Brothers - Eric Taylor
Richard Shindell - The Womacks
The Franklin Brothers - David Amram
NBC Cleveland - ABC (Lexington, KY)
Cleveland Magazine - The Day (New London, CT)
WDVX fm (Knoxville, TN) - NHPR (Concord, NH)
NBC New Haven (CT) - The Cleveland Plain Dealer
WKSU fm (Kent, OH) - WBGU (Bowling Green, OH)
Ohio Magazine - The Sandusky Register
WJCT (Jacksonville, FL) - Folk Alley - No Depression
Billboard - No Surf Music - WYSO fm (Dayton, OH)
WLKR fm (Avery, OH) - WRUW fm (Cleveland, OH)