New Single: “Embers in the Ash”

Ember in the Ash song by Ameripolitan rockabilly band Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen

We are pleased to announce the release of the band’s first single of 2023. Embers in the Ash was recorded at Miner St Recordings in Philadelphia. It was produced by Brian McTear and Amy Morrissey. Mastered by Joe Lambert. With it’s folk leanings and the addition of an accordion, the song offers a slight departure for the band. The group is currently recording more songs for an upcoming album release.

Speaking about the song to American Blues Scene, Mighty Joe Castro said:

Embers in the Ash. Glimmers of last chances set against a bleak Americana night sky. It’s warm and lived in, like a musty old blanket woven by Shane MacGowan and John Prine. Maybe Tom Waits was there, too – holding some yarn while chain smoking a cigarette, I don’t know. If he was there, I’m sure his shoes were amazing.

We recorded this between cups of coffee in the waning hours of the 2022 winter solstice. It was produced by Brian McTear & Amy Morrissey at Miner Street Recordings, Philadelphia. (War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten). This leads off the 2023 edition of our ongoing love letter to mid-century Rockabilly Americana.

More to come, so keep your ear tuned for rumblings on the train tracks.

Embers in the Ash Track credits:

MIGHTY JOE CASTRO: vocals, acoustic guitar

DALLAS: drums

MIKE STINGLE: electric guitar

IAN VOS: upright bass

JULIA ALFRED: accordion


In-between recording sessions, the band have still been playing shows. To stay current and updated, please follow Mighty Joe Castro and the Gravamen on instagram, facebook and spotify.

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