Jerry Castle, a Virginia native, spent six years in Nashville, TN before moving to his current home of Los Angeles, CA. Jerry's music hits you like a stout beer. This heavy knock-you-around southerner will drive you to drink, or be the soundtrack for when life drives you to drink. His songs on his current record, “Back Side of Down”, embrace the highs and lows of life, and still keep on trucking. Jerry’s sound is a combination of rock, Americana, pop, and punk. His songwriting and no whining blue-collar vocal delivery make you believe every single word that he says. Like Bruce Springsteen, had he been born in Virginia instead of New Jersey, Castle sings forcefully about wily women, lost opportunity, and desperately trying to turn things around.

Similar Artists

Velvet Revolver, Pete Yorn, Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon

Influences

Tom Petty, Black Crowes, Lou Reed, Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters

Bio

Jerry Castle & The Stride
www.jerrycastle.com

So you say you want a story? Try this one on for size. Virginia native Jerry Castle moved from a rural town called Abingdon to Nashville, TN in 1998. While in Nashville, Jerry worked in the studio and played live shows with former members of Black Crowes, Wilco, Ryan Adams, Hank III, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Unfortunately, his brand of no bullshit straight shooting rock-n-roll had no place on any of the sterile Music City record labels and Jerry realized that it was time for a change. So what’s a straight shooting, no bullshit, southerner to do? Move to Hollywood, CA of course. So on Aug 2 2004, Castle loaded everything that he could fit into his van and drove by himself to his new home in Hollywood, CA. Since arriving in Hollywood, Jerry has put together a new backing band and played seven shows, including winning the first round of New York City’s MEANY FEST that was held at the world famous CBGB’S nightclub.

Jerry Castle’s music hits you like a stout beer. This heavy knock-you-around southerner will drive you to drink, or be the soundtrack for when life drives you to drink. His songs on his current record, “Back Side of Down”, embrace the highs and lows of life, and still keep on trucking. Jerry’s sound is a combination of rock, Americana, pop, and punk. His songwriting and no whining blue-collar vocal delivery make you believe every single word that he says. Like Bruce Springsteen, had he been born in Virgin

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