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Birth Place: San Diego, California, U.S.
Genres: Psychedelic Folk, Alternative Country

Castanets is the musical project of Raymond Raposa, a San Diego native currently residing in Portland, Oregon. While Raposa is the only constant member of the band, his records and live performances often feature a seemingly never-ending rotating cast of musicians, the line-up often changing from night to night in a single tour. First touted by Pitchfork Media, Castanets were one of the more prominent proponents of the so-called freak folk movement (also known as psychedelic folk and New Weird America) that took place in the U.S. music scene in 2003-04. In addition to his regular touring, Raposa recently toured the east coast's Intracoastal Waterway in a sailboat with singer-songwriters Ja... Continue Bio >>


Live At The Casbah, 03/27/2005

Castanets Live At The Casbah 09/16/2004

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