Ryan Cabrera, Jason Castro, Deleasa
78 N Pearl St
Albany, NY, 12207
Platinum selling recording artist Ryan Cabrera picked up the guitar at the age of 16 which sparked his passion for writing music After spending night after night in bars, clubs, and any restaurant that would take him, he landed his first record deal. By 21 he was in the studio with his mentor Johnny Rzeznik (goo goo dolls) writing and producing his first major label debut Take It All Away. Cabrera quickly hit the road touring and hasn't stopped since. Currently he is in the studio working on a new album.
"I've heard it said that music is the language of the soul," says internationally-renowned recording artist Jason Castro. "I think it's something God created for our souls to be able to rejoice in." Now, as this mellow Texan with the blue eyes, bright smile, and distinctive dreadlocks prepares to release his first full-length Word Records album, Only A Mountain, he finds himself with the chance to rejoice alongside a broad new audience of fellow believers. The prospect, he says, is thrilling: "This album to me is really kind of a breakthrough," Castro confesses. "It feels like this veil has been lifted." Produced by Matt Bronleewe, Ben Glover, and David Garcia, Only a Mountain is set to be released January 15, 2013. Its eleven original tracks – all written or co-written by Castro – are primed to appeal to fans both old and new, whether they discovered his unique voice via his captivating run on American Idol, or have found their lives touched by one of his melodic, heartfelt performances in the years since. The songs on Only A Mountain are fueled by "the realization that life is beautiful," Castro says. "It's a lifestyle philosophy that I carry: What good can we do today? How can we be a light in the challenging world in which we currently live? I feel like I'm coming into my own. This is just my story to tell."