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. 

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

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.

Kristen is one of the most uniquely talented musicians I have worked with…. I am pleasantly happy to say that the future of music is in capable hands.
— Matt Bissonette (Elton John, Ringo Starr)
With how talented she is today, I know she will be force in the music industry for years to come
— Sergio Gonzalez (Keb Mo, Jennifer Lopez)


Fool For You

by Kristen Castro

Produced by: Kristen Castro, Sergio Gonzalez, and Matt Bissonette