Kristen Castro

 is an instrumentalist and singer/songwriter from Simi Valley, California who is currently living in Nashville, Tennessee. She started playing music at the age of 10 and has since then developed partnerships with companies like Timber Tones Plectrums, Elixir Strings, and Taylor Guitars.  In 2012, just after graduating high school, Kristen was featured on VEVO’s web series, “You Play Like A Girl". She then went on to attend three GRAMMY Camps in Los Angeles, New York, and Nashville. At GRAMMY Camp LA, Kristen was asked to play guitar with Keith Urban which sparked her love for country music. Since 2014, she's been a session player for various Americana and Country music artists. 

She’s a young and upcoming Los Angeles female artist with amazing talent on the guitar and a drive to succeed that is truly inspiring. Kristen demonstrates a level of technical skill and musical maturity that seems to be beyond her age.
— Jeremy Fader, director of original programming at VEVO

MAYBE APRIL

In Nashville she met Katy Bishop and Alaina Stacey, where they wrote their first song and formed Maybe AprilThe three girls continued the trio after GRAMMY Camp and relocated to Nashville in 2013. Soon after moving, they were asked to play during GRAMMY Week at the Legacy Concert, A Song Is Born, along with Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristopherson, Gavin DeGraw, and many others. Maybe April was recently mentioned as one of Billboard's emerging country female trios, and was featured in the lineup of the 2016 Pilgrimage Festival in Franklin, TN. The group has recently opened for Sarah Jarosz at the Station Inn and Brandy Clark at the Chicago City Winery. They just released their second single, "Last Time" on Spotify, and are looking forward to releasing their EP later this year.