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Chris Castle was born to Pentecostal coal miners in northcentral Ohio as the rest of America celebrated its bicentennial. He started performing in Pentecostal churches and at festivals when he was four years old, and had played his first bar gig by nine. As The Day's Rick Koster put it "writing songs is utterly programmed into his DNA".
Castle took his talents to Music City at fifteen, signing his first staff-writing deal that same year and working with some of the best songsmiths in Nashville, including: Casey Kelly (the Cowboy Rides Away), Wood Newton (Twenty Years Ago), and Earl Bud Lee (Friends in Low Places).
In 2007, Chris released Hollow Bones in Monotone and began touring the eastern US on his own terms. The record was skeletal and raw. Called "the best Folk album of 2007" by WSCA's Shawn Henderson, Hollow Bones would garner attention throughout the country- both by fans and by media. Since that time, Castle has appeared on NBC Cleveland, ABC Lexington, MBC New Haven, and NHPR (to name a few). He has shared stages with artists like: Chris Hillman (the Byrds), Jimmy Webb, Junior Brown, Radney Foster, David Amram, Darrell Scott, the David Wax Museum, Amy Speace, Jonathan Edwards, Tommy Ramone, Will Kimbrough, and the Wood Brothers.
Chris Castle's latest release, Last Bird Home, is getting radio play across the US and overseas. At the time of this writing, the album is at #6 on the Roots Music Report, #10 on the Roots 66 Chart, and #27 on the AMA (Internet) Chart. It was recorded at Levon Helm Studios by Justin Guip (Hot Tuna, Tara Nevins) and features Garth Hudson (the Band, Norah Jones), Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Tommy Ramone (the Ramones), Gabriel Butterfield (son of Blues legend Paul Butterfield) and rising Americana vocal group the Womack Family Band, among others.