“Tu” - Carolina Country


By Justin Castellano

Justin composed this piece and named it “Tu” in an old-world reference to God. The single shimmers with adroit fingerpicking and helped him become a top five finalist in Guitar World’s Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2020 contest.

The previous year, he dropped “Cloud Fascination.” The EP’s five songs, four of which are cloud-themed, showcase his Spanish guitar stylings and include the playful “Head in the Clouds.” He explained that scenes from outdoor venues he performed at had inspired him to enjoy nature. “Although I understand what forms clouds and the science that surrounds them, they still hold such majestic wonder and beauty,” Justin says. While growing up in Beulaville, Justin originally preferred playing the piano but began plucking guitar strings seriously at age 12. Now based in Swansboro and a member of Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, he enjoys entertaining audiences with covers and original songs and creating music in his home studio.

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