Awards Radioindy Gold Artist Status Musicians Choice Judges' Pick': 419 North (July) CD reviews RadioIndy '419 North' by the thought-provoking Butch Castetter is an honest collection of Americana rock tunes. Engaging lyrics that convey hope in the midst of tough life experiences make this CD well worth the listen! 'Tell Me Some Good New' perhaps demonstrates this lyrical appeal most. Venting his frustration with all the negativity the media throws at us, Butch makes a fervent cry for us to focus on the positive things in life. Butch's passionate vocals coupled with superior musicianship are yet more reasons to travel down '419 North.' The catchy, blues-reminiscent electric guitar riffs of 'Big Brother' and the 'Ideas of March' demonstrate the great instrumental hooks and vocally commanding choruses that bring these tunes to life! Polished with crisp, skillful production, '419 North' hits a home-run! Fans of adult alternative bands such as Counting Crows and honest Americana rock with a savory taste of southern flavor will absolutely love these songs! -Xavier P. and RadioIndy The Montclair Times. (Montclair New Jersey) Down-to-earth, deep and honest are words that best describe the music and lyrics of Indianapolis, Ind., musician, Butch Castetter. His bluesy guitar-oriented rock tunes have traces of John Cougar and The Black Crowes. Most of Castetter's catchy tunes are based on true-life events. "She's Good Lookin'" was inspired by "Desperate Housewives" television star, Eva Longoria. While there's plenty of humorous tunes to sing along with, Castetter freely offers his starry-eyed dream of a better world. "419 North" is Castetter's second effort. His debut "Swim Real Fast" was released in 2005. The title track was picked as one of Rolling Stone's Magazine's "Playlist of the Day" in March 2007. - MARY ANNE CHRISTIANO The Montclair Times Bio He's been called a prolific songwriter with a creative mind and a modern day truth teller but whatever you call him, one thing for sure is that Butch Castetter is never boring. His songs pack a one-two punch. Hooking you with melody lines that grab your ear and then painting high definition pictures with lyrics. With his rare combination of wit and insight, the lyrics are always engaging and range in topic from the light and humorous to poignant. In a day of mass produced and formulated music, raw honesty with visceral shorthand, painted against a backdrop of Midwestern optimism is a nice change. Growing up in Indianapolis during the glory days of rock Butch once described Indianapolis as a city halfway between the big city blues of Chicago and the country sounds of Kentucky. You can hear the influences in his music. He started playing guitar at age ten on the same 1972 Martin D28 that he still owns today. Although he only started writing songs in 2000, how many artists get their first CD mentioned by Rolling Stone Magazine? His first CD (Swim Real Fast) released in 2005 received positive reviews including the song It's a Dog's Life being named track of the day on Garage Band and culminating with the title track being picked as one of Rolling Stone Magazine's Playlist of the Day on March 28, 2007. His latest release 419 North is a honest look at life from every angle. Butch Castetter rings true as we are compelled to look at ourselves and see each other with each note and every word.
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