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Polished Edge: Personal, life experience lyrics a hit for J.R. Castillo




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Anyone looking for some down-to-earth, reality-written country music needs to be at the Floresville Event Center Sunday, July 1, as Texas singer-songwriter J.R. Castillo performs on the patio in the Summer Country Music Series. Also entertaining will be the band “Unwound.”

“Music has been a big part of my life, my entire life,” Castillo said. Both his parents had a positive musical influence on him at a very early age. J.R.’s mother encouraged him to sing and find harmonies as she introduced him to all types of music, while his father takes the credit for putting a guitar in his hands. “It really set me on the path that I’m on today,” Castillo said.

Over the last 15 years, Castillo has written more than a thousand songs for himself and other artists, 25 percent of which are in Spanish. His songwriting strays from that of many other artists, as his music is often more specific and personal than other artists’ music.

“A lot of the stuff is based on life experiences and stuff that I’ve gone through, personal stories,” Castillo said of his songwriting.

His latest single, “The Flip Side of Sober,” was released on July 4, and is a part of a full CD release entitled “The Hombre” that Castillo expects to be released in late September. Other songs on the 16-track album include the classic Leo Sayer hit, “More Than I Can Say” (one of his mother’s favorites), and unofficial Texas high school football anthem, “Any Given Friday.”

You won’t want to miss this talented musician, so take a friend and stay a while at the Summer Country Music Series being held Sunday evenings at the Floresville Event Center patio at 600 S.H. 97 W. from 5-10 p.m.
 

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