It was her performance as a guest guitarist with Keith Urban in 2010 that introduced her to Country and Americana music which led to her move to Nashville, TN. From Metal to Americana music, Kristen Castro, an indie pop / rock Artist, crosses all genres. Castro is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, originally from Simi Valley, CA.
Throughout her career she has maintained partnerships with Taylor Guitars, Elixir Strings and Timber Tones. In 2012, she was featured as a guitarist and songwriter on VEVO’s original series You Play Like a Girl. After three GRAMMY Camps in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, the GRAMMY Foundation gave her the opportunity to work with Brandi Carlile, will.i.am, and Keith Urban.
As a former member of Maybe April, she has traveled and performed throughout the U.S. and has appeared on a variety of publications including Billboard, CMT, and Audiotree. Her trio shared the stage with music icons: Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson, played Pilgrimage Festival, IBMA, Folk Alliance, and opened for Brandy Clark and Sarah Jarosz. Her upcoming debut will be at the Mile of Music Festival in August this year.