Rod Castro @iamrodcastro

I play guitar for people. Recently: Ellie Goulding, Beyoncé, Bebe Rexha & Chloe X Halle. My band is @caroucells.

Rod Castro photos and videos

19 hours ago

So awesome playing to a sold out @unitedcenter last night. Looking forward to doing it again tonight! #happinessbeginstour #beberexha

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1 weeks ago

Every show is a movie. 📸: @nickdiioriomusic

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2 weeks ago

Most people don’t believe me when I tell them this is the first tour that I’ve been a part of. Being a full time parent and single parent for the majority of my son’s life never really allowed me to. I’ve always been that guy that fills in super last minute and jumps on something for a week or two and I’m out. Thanks to the support of my amazing woman @dennissespieces I’m able to do this. Thank you @beberexha and gang for having me on this. I’m having a great time but I’m also looking forward to going home to my family. ❤️

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2 weeks ago

Been having a blast playing with @beberexha and her amazing band/crew on this @jonasbrothers tour. Grateful to be filling in for my dude @evgraymusic 🙏🏽

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last month

Thanks Cas and @templeboards for setting me up with this incredible board! 🤘🏽

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last month

Kid tested. Dad approved.

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July 2019

Grateful and excited beyond words to have played on Beyoncé’s new record “The Lion King : The Gift”. (“Bigger”, “Come Home (Nala Interlude )” & “Keys to the Kingdom” ). Thank you @derekdixielive for asking me to be a part of your masterpiece. It’s an honor and a privilege to work with you and even more so to call you my friend. Thank you also to @trakshun and @danipampuri ! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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July 2019

It’s like playing in a cave made of crystals. Big Sky by @strymonengineering

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June 2019

Looping and harmonizing with an ebow is like trying to paint with a firehose. That bend behind the nut on the open E is tricky too. I like how the bends sound like alarms in 3rds. @novoguitars @strymonengineering

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June 2019

Melted faces today with @elliegoulding & @hammondgal

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May 2019

I have no words for how incredible this guitar is. Speechless... Thank you @matthewtimmons @dennisfano @novoguitars 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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May 2019

Our little man is on the honor roll this year at school. So proud. 💜💜💜

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June 2019

Had a blast filling in with @beberexha this week! Repost: @beberexha GOT A NEW MESSAGE FOR YOU!!!!! More dates have been added to the @jonasbrothers tour and I’m opening 🎉 Register as a verified fan by 10pm ET tonight to be able to get tickets Friday ⏰ general public on sale is Saturday! Link in stories #HappinessBeginsTour

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April 2019

Working on fluidity with licks in between chords to fill up spaces but always trying to land smoothly. (I try to imagine it like how cats always land on their feet gracefully. ) Never to actually fill up every spot but just to have them up my sleeve. Also @brittonnash you killed it with this jazzmaster.

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April 2019

Way too much fun playing and partying at the @kroq Coachella house with my dude @djjeremiahred JEREMIAHROD is a thing now. @kroqbeermug tell Stryker I’m sorry for ruining the tournament. 😂

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April 2019

@kroq Coachella party house 📸: @dennissespieces

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March 2019

Tracking some ambient soundscapes today. I saw Adrian Utley from Portishead do something like this once live. Though he was using some kind of sharp tool instead of his fingers. I love how spooky it sounds super verbed out. Using an @abasiconcepts pathos with really light gain to give it some grit.

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March 2019

📸: @mattbeckley

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February 2019

Finally got a day off to sit with my guitar from @mastercraftsmanguitars Love this thing! Playing through a @twonotesaudio torpedo. @bogner_amps goldfinger 45 and a @vemuram_official jan ray. Drum loop by @litloops

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February 2019

Stoked to have a played a tiny part in @chloexhalle ’s Grammy performance adding some guitar soundscapes and swells. The vibe of this performance was 🔥. Thank you Derek Dixie for trusting me. 🙏🏽

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February 2019

Visited my buddies at @mesahollywood So many great toys. This @novoguitars is absolutely the next guitar I’m getting. Wow...

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December 2018

Happy birthday to this amazing and beautiful woman 💜 @dennissespieces

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December 2018

@elliegoulding testing my reflexes.

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November 2018

I’m always grateful. It’s been an incredible year. I do my best not to get caught up in all of it. At the end of the day it’s all for my family. 🙏🏾 Wishing you all the best.

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November 2018

Great playing with @daya tonight. Band was slamming. @dangelicony @bogner_amps

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November 2018

Playing @onairwithryan with @elliegoulding This song is 🔥.

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January 2019

I’ve never had this much fun running around from station to station playing and doing interviews. Thanks @elliegoulding ! You’re a unicorn. 🦄

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October 2018

I kept a human alive for 12 years! Happy birthday kid. I love you.

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October 2018

It was an absolute pleasure working with @beyonce this week. She’s truly in a class of her own. Much thanks to my dude @trakshun ! 👸🏽🐝

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September 2018

@victorwooten teaching me how to ride his Segway. “You ever fallen off this thing?” “yes!” 😂😂😂

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September 2018

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