Scrolling old photos 

In 2104 I had one of my dreams come true performing on the Mid Hudson Civic Center stage. I was the rhythm guitar player and backing vocalist for an artist named "Riley Weston". We had the honor of opening the show for Nashville recording artist's "Montgomery Gentry". 

In the green rooms I met, spoke to and took a photo with Troy Gentry who was in a tragic helicopter accident on Sept. 8th, 2017. 

I have opened for many major label artist and this guy was by far my favorite person out of all of them. Without hesitation Troy stopped to talk and take a picture with me. 

I wish he knew what that meant to me as a songwriter/musician and hope his music stands the tests of time cause he definitely deserves that. 


R.I.P Troy Gentry 1967 - 2017


New venue for Hillbilly Parade!  

Hey everyone! Hillbilly Parade has just taken on a very cool new place to play! Sarah and Jason will be performing acoustic at Weed Orchards & Winery along with the brewers from Mill House Brewing Co. starting April 1st (I hope it's not a joke)!

There will be a corn hole tournament there the very first time we play and there are still spots available! Sign up with Krista at!


New postcards!  

I was very excited to see these on the porch last night! There is nothing worse then being out of business cards when your getting asked 24/7 for them! Thank you, lord or vista print, whoever made this possible!

Palaia Winery, Highland Mills NY 

I would like to take the time on behalf of the J.C.B. to mention and thank an amazing place we played this past Saturday, Palaia winery! This place has to be, hands down, one of my favorite places I've played to date! Not only did the staff and "OWNERS" take care of the musicians, but they also have a built in music loving crowd who made us feel right at home as we struck the last chord of our first song with a powerful applause!

We started our first set out light, feeling out the crowd and warming up as a five piece, short a lead guitar player. After break we cranked up a bit, added former member / friend Shane Scarazzin on lead guitar and even had Jan Palaggi, the owner and Ed Hurley from the "Hurley Mountain Highway Band" come up and sing with us! The energy was invigorating and intense! Many were dancing and singing along to the songs so loud I couldn't hear myself in the monitors!

It's a great place with a great vibe, and has great people, what more could you ask for! I highly recommend this venue to every band, music, wine, beer, food, or people lover!

Jason Casterlin


Wingfest 2016 

We want to thank everyone who was at Wing Fest 2016! We had a blast and would love for you to share any videos or photos you may have taken of us performing or you and your friends hanging with us there! Hope to see you again next year!

Thanks, Hillbilly Parade!


~ "Down By The Lake" Song Review ~ 

Jason has enjoyed steady success from his previous releases, and there's no reason to suggest that "Down by the lake" won't do the same.  Jason is a master storyteller whose songs evoke all kind of emotions, mostly the tender sentiments having to do with love, loss and longing.   Jason’s go to has always been his full-sounding, big-bodied voice, and that remains intact here throughout this new original song he wrote.  His voice is front and center (that's apparent from the first words out of his mouth with his country drawl even through the anthemic chorus) and has a warmth about it as well.  This new song confirms Jason’s brilliance as a songwriter, filled as it is with infectious tunes and with lyrics that capture the ups and downs of life and often reveal the little mysteries that lie just beneath life's surface.  Jason will has us all believing – “there’s only in place for us….Down by the Lake”.

~ Andrew Houle ~


This month my mother-In-law, Donna Napolitano, is featuring this acrylic painting she painted of our son Daniel at  the Woodstock School of Art.

The piece is entitled "Priceless" and was a smash hit - especially after Daniel made a special appearance at the show. People could be heard whispering, "That's the baby in the painting!" as he toddled around. This was his first time attending an art show -  I think he'll be confused in the future if he's not the center of attention again. Guess Grandma better keep painting portraits of him!