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Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro

Sep 2nd 2018 @ Shaver Lake Lodge

Shaver Lake, CA
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About Tommy Castro
Genres:
Blues, Rhythm, Soul, Rock
Band Members:
Tommy Castro, Randy McDonald, Michael Emerson, Bowen Brown
Hometown:
San Rafael, CA

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he abs...
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Music By The Water
Sunday, September 2nd, 2018
6:00 PM
Shaver Lake Lodge
Shaver Lake, CA
8 RSVPs
Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro’s San Jose DNA has always inspired his music, whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or the funkiest soul grooves. He and The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown—have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving his audiences screaming for more. All of his albums are filled with original blues, soul and West Coast rock, each song showing a slightly different side of Castro’s multifaceted musical personality. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”

On his new album, STOMPIN' GROUND, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, STOMPIN' GROUND finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), STOMPIN' GROUND is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”

For additional information see http://tommycastro.com
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About Tommy Castro
Genres:
Blues, Rhythm, Soul, Rock
Band Members:
Tommy Castro, Randy McDonald, Michael Emerson, Bowen Brown
Hometown:
San Rafael, CA

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he abs...
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Fan Live Reviews
Bob
Sacramento, CA@
Crest Theatre
September 14th 2018
Terrrrrrrific show. The Crest is a wonderful venue and Tommy Slayed it.
Loved the venue, Lizzie Rose Listening Room (didn’t see Tommy at Rams Head, even though it’s a great place, too). Only complaint is that we were packed in like sardines, but we’ll definitely go back.
Daryl
Redwood City, CA@
CLUB FOX
March 11th 2018
Tommy Castro is a world-class blues artists he always delivers the goods I need the best people at Tommy Castro concerts I've never had a bad experience at a Tommy Castro show I've been to over 50 Tommy Castro shows and I would recommend it to all ages
Daryl
Berkeley, CA@
Freight & Salvage
December 10th 2017
Tommy Castro & the painkillers never fail to deliver yet again another excellent show highly recommend this band to anybody who wants to go out and have a good time Tommy Castro & the painkillers are an icon in the Blues
John
Kansas City, MO@
Knuckleheads
September 6th 2017
Good to see him and the Painkillers. It had been awhile. Good new songs from new CD.
Joe
Teaneck, NJ@
Mexicali Live
April 29th 2017
Tommy & Mike are highly entertaining together on stage. I highly recommend seeing them if you're a blues fan.
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