"Yes, Jade is the girl of the hour." Meet Jade Castrinos, she's a feather in the wind with incredible talent and style. She captured my eye after watching her sing, clap, and dance her heart out on The Big Easy Express. She is part of the soulful 10+ piece band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The band hopped an old train with Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons to embark on a "tour of dreams" from California to New Orleans.
Jade's gypsy presence is made during the opening scenes as she gracefully skips from car to car introducing each band in a floral frock, a tiny pack strapped to her back, and the cutest little bow in her hair. I love how she mixes patterns, dreamy dresses, straw hats, and a sports a spunky, adorable boy-cut. She's always keeping it girly and fun, which reminds me a lot of my own style.
The energy between the folky sprite and past-lover-front-man Alex Ebert is incredibly magical. "That's What's Up" is one of my favorite tunes off of their newest album Here. Jade's soulful, lispy voice combined with gospel hand claps and jangling tambourines never fails to give my best-friend and I the urge to cheer and leap around the house as if we were part of the 10 piece troupe. I am beyond stoked to see them when they come to Jannus Live on October 1st. Without a doubt, I'll be in front row with my dancin' shoes on!