Epiphany Castro; was born and raised in Berkeley, California, she grew up in a rich environment which has its roots traceable to New Orleans. Surrounded by family members who were knowledgeable of music fundamentals, she began singing and performing at age 5 years of age in church. Epiphany began dancing and acting at age 7 in various schools. She then began writing in journals at age 7 and never stopped.
She studied theatre arts at San Francisco state and began singing in local bands in the bay area. In 1985 thru 1988 she performed with the band, Shy hand, whose most noted member was Dwayne Higgins of Toni Tonee Tony. From 1988 to 1994, she performed with the band, Riot Going On. Epiphany also performed as a session singer for various studios like David Bryson’s critically acclaimed Dancing Dog Studios. Writing Music mostly, she did a short stint in London appearing at many venues. After returning to the United States, she embraced the stage once again, playing local gigs in the Frisco Bay area until starting a family and concentrating on a teaching career.
In 2007, Epiphany surrendered to pen and paper, and began writing poetry. She released a short book called “Everything and Nothing”, soon afterwards. Finding a different muse, she began taking spoken word more seriously. Encouragement by many wonderful artists and friends spawned a show on Blog Talk Radio called Epiphany’s House. This program focuses on spoken word and music, airing on Sunday afternoons.
Epiphany also hosts a spoken word event at Dorsey’s Locker; home the black Panthers, in the bay area, and on the second Friday of each month, it is Sessions Live West Coast. To date, this venue has been seen the likes of the incredible spoken word duo, Tribal Raine, and Max Parthas, the Chairman of the Board, and Lyrical Toye, just to name a few.
Slowly honing her craft in open mic houses and internet radio, Epiphany, has created a huge and diverse following within the spoken word community. She is an administrator at The New Word Order.
“Soul flower” his first solo project, has become a favorite among avid fans of spoken word. In “Soul Flower”, she demonstrates her many influences like Billie Holiday, Lewis Taylor, and the legendary group; Earth, Wind and Fire. Her voice rings with truth and confidence, as the melodic lyrics entices the senses with a passion unique and eloquent.
This mother, loving wife, animal lover, child advocate, and teacher, express her emotional content in all her creations. Regardless of where the expansions of her talents and creations may take one, you will never feel alone with Epiphany’s cd “Soul Flower”….
“My eyes speak volumes of truth, as my voice speaks for all those who are miz-understood”…