Jerry Castle’s’ fourth album, South Holston, will be released on 26th August on his own label, My World Records. The album follows hot on the heels of Castle’s critically acclaimed third album, Desperate Parade, which was released in July 2013.
Chad Brown (Robert Plant, Jim Lauderdale, Ryan Adams) co-produced South Holston with Castle and manifold three-time Grammy winner Warren Riker (The Fugees, Shooter Jennings, Down) handled the mixing duties. South Holston was recorded live at Patty Griffin’s Studio G in East Nashville in late 2013. The band that was assembled for the recording of South Holston includes pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl (Ray LaMontagne, Kings Of Leon, Lana Del Rey), upright bassist Dave Roe (Ray LaMontagne, Johnny Cash, Dwight Yoakam), as well as his full-time bandmates Matthew Burgess (percussion) and Adam Fluhrer (guitar), who were in the middle of a two month US tour. The title of the album is a nod to the lake that Castle spent his teenage years “trying to figure out his place in the world, pushing boundaries, and flirting with death” as he puts it. The lyrics to the first single “Write My Own Ending” touches on the yearning to break out the confines of a middle America existence and “For What It’s Worth” finds Castle’s psychedelic yet rootsy take on the Buffalo Springfield classic. Castle’s album cover design is Avens Bridge on South Holston Lake located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, a bridge that he would regularly scale to the top of and jump after a day of partying with his friends.
Jerry Castle “Write My Own Ending”