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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Saturday March 09, 2019
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Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar" –The Washington Post

"An inspiredblend of high-energy blues, R&B and roadhouse rock...soulful, celebratory vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar” —Blues Revue

Tommy Castro –a six-time Blues Music Award-winner –has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers --bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown --plays music that is guaranteed to raise the roof. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, the Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. Delivering the songs from his brand new Alligator release, Stompin’ Ground, Castro both looks back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, melding contemporary lyrics with blistering blues-rock. No Depression says, “Castroplays gritty, string bending blues like a runaway soul train...a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”


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