Music for the Soul: Anthony Castillo
Vintage soul and heartfelt takes on contemporary music
Soul music is a genre characterized by emotive vocals, rhythmic grooves, and expressive lyrics, often exploring themes of love, heartache, and resilience. The music of Anthony Castillo exemplifies the genre, and we caught these photos at a recent performance in the Loft at Taco Darlin in Wichita Falls.
Anthony’s performance frequently includes covers of soul numbers from Bill Withers and others, not to mention emotive, moody takes on contemporary tracks like Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”
Anthony was a horn player as a young man and got his start as a trombonist for a Tejano band in the DFW metroplex. At this performance, Anthony showed his multi-instrumentalist side, looping tracks and accompanying himself on the trumpet.
Castillo also treated the audience to his original song Sinking Stones, an unplugged track he recorded live in the studio with Wichita Falls’ Kelly Kintner. For raw emotion, you can’t do better than Sinking Stones. Take a listen and let us know what you think in the comments.
Anthony regularly performs acoustic sets at area establishments and makes it really easy to impress a date with a cultured musical choice. Follow Anthony on social media and watch for his next show.
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