The Castros

The Castros

 Columbus, Ohio, USA

Indie Folk Pop for the heart from Ohio & Costa Rica.


"A musical feast for the heart, some may say. And we agree" -Indie Mag

Based in Columbus OH, The Castros have been making waves regionally and internationally with their heartfelt folky tunes.
This past summer they embarked on a tour in Costa Rica, and last summer they did an extensive European Tour that hit major markets in Sweden, Denmark and Germany. During that tour they joined the roster of Swedish music group JONO Music and also released their latest EP "My Dear".

Their music fluctuates between haunting and deep emotional pieces like "My Dear" or "Forgive Me", and catchy and happy tunes like "Pumpkin Pie" and "Secret Song". Knowing a little bit about their backgrounds may help understand the reason why of such dynamic: Marco is from Costa Rica and has been influenced by everything from heavy music to latin rhythms; Sara grew up in Newark Ohio listening to classic rock and folk music. It's no wonder how this collapse of influences and cultural conversation makes them want to push envelopes and thrive to be just themselves. They even have songs in Spanglish :) They are currently working on a Remix album and a second EP to complete the "My Dear" project.

The Castros try to craft their songs so that they can have greater depth and be meaningful, and may ultimately help unveil the heart to open it up to the infiniteness of furious agape LOVE

That's in essence what The Castros are: a musical treat for the heart.


They have been featured in festivals and events such as:

-Songs & Whispers Circuit (Germany, Aug 2014), TEDx Columbus (2013), LAUNCH Music Conference and Festival (Lancaster PA, 2012, 15), Millennium Music Conference (2012, 16), 200Columbus: The Bicentennial of Columbus Ohio (2012), Columbus Arts Festival (2012-13), MidWest Fair Trade Fest (Ohio State University, 2011-14), Cornerstone Festival (2010-11), Wood and Wire Folk Festival (2011), Indie On The Brink (Nashville, TN, 2011) and more.

Touring Bands Support to:
Sixpence None The Richer, Twin Forks w/ Chris Carraba, Mike Mains & The Branches, The
Bright Light Social Hour, Kye Kye, Abandon Kansas, Rue Royale [UK], Hanna Fearns [DE], Jess McAllister [UK], Grand Trunk Travellers [Sweden] and more.

*European Tour Dates Jul-Aug '14: Click here to see all dates from our recent European tour.

Other accolades
-200Columbus: The Bicentennial -"Celebrate Columbus in song" official selection [2012]. 
-"Best Local Band" at the (614)Magazine ColumBEST 2013 awards. Runner Up in 2012 and 2014 with a total of 4 nominations.
-Columbus Songwriters Association (CSA) Oktoberfest 2014 winner.

2015 - "My Dear" Music Video and Remix
2014 - "My Dear" EP
2012 - "Here In Columbus" Single
2011 - "The Tiny Airplane"

"If you listen closely to their [live set] self-described indie-pop folk, you can hear elements of salsa music, heavy metal and classic rock.(...) they pushed each other in the right directions to create something that is different and familiar all at the same time" -C Magazine


My Dear

Written By: Sara Castro

The Castros - My Dear
Lyrics by: Sara Castro ©2013 The Castros Music
Capo 4 (Am, Em) / (C#m, G#m) Key of B or E

Winter has come and gone, my dear
All that is left is sun, my dear
When will you come around and hear
My call for you, I call for you, my dear

Oooo Ooooooh, Oooo ooo oooh

Open your lonely eyes, my dear
I’m standing by your side, my dear
Lift your head to the sky and hear
My song for you, my song for you, my dear

Oooo Ooooooh, Oooo ooo oooh
Oooo Ooooooh, Oooo ooo oooh

Strong is my love for you, my dear
Enough to carry you, my dear
When will you come around and hear
My cry for you, I cry for you, my dear

Oooo Ooooooh, Oooo ooo oooh
Oooo Ooooooh, Oooo ooo oooh

When will you come around and hear
My song for you, it’s all for you, my dear


-My Dear (2014)

The album has been featured in Radio Fyris, Uppsala Sweden( ), Radio Jade, Jever Germany ( ), Radio Weser TV, Bremen Germany ( ), NPR Radio Columbus OH (90.5 - and more.

-Here in Columbus [single] (2012)

200Columbus: The Bicentennial -"Celebrate Columbus in song" Official Selection [2012]
The song has been featured in radio stations such as NPR Radio Columbus (90.5 - and 102Five The Alternative Station ( )

-The Tiny Airplane (2011)
"This World (The Tiny Airplane)
is one of those great, powerful songs that can take you to another,
better place. Lovely, soft, lilting melody; beautiful singing" -Frank
Smith - Sills & Smith (2011)

Set List

This is our typical set list for a standard hour-long set:

My Dear
Pumpkin Pie
Eleanor Rigby
Secret Song
Here In Columbus
Of Dust And Nations
Tin Cans
Furious Love
The Journey
This World [The Tiny Airplane]
Forgive Me

Encore: Amazing Grace