Jerry Castle joined Dan recently to give us the lowdown on his forthcoming album, ‘Midnight Testaments’, which is set to be released on October 16th.
Raised in a rural Virginian town in the Appalachian Mountains, Castle’s music has taken him to living in Los Angeles and working as a songwriter in the heart of the Nashville scene.
Recorded at Trace Horse Studio in Nashville, ‘Midnight Testaments’ finds Castle revisiting the pedal steel guitar and soul music that resonated throughout his roots in the Appalachian Mountains. The songs were all written in a tumultuous time in his life, during which he fell in love, got married, mourned the death of close friends and reflected on his life’s journey.
“At the end of the day, when I sit with just an acoustic guitar, what naturally comes out of me is country-style songs. 2 days before going into the studio, I’d start writing to try and get 3 or 4 songs recorded, so there wasn’t any time to sit and think about what I wanted to do. When there’s no thought put into it, the soulful, appalachian mountain part of me really comes out. I want to write something that comes from the heart”
Hear what else Jerry had to say about the new project below…
Check out Jerry’s latest release, ‘Make Do’: