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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Towne Crier Cafe
Wednesday 14,August 2019
7:00 pm
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Tommy Castro The Painkillers are on their “Killin’ It-Live” Record Release Tour!

Living Blues magazine says: "Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll...rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music….pure pleasure." The Boston Globe hails Castro as “... a soulful singer and stinging guitarist...gritty, funky, and rocking." And No Depression describes his sound as "Pure, funky, old-school soul...”

Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd. Over the course of his still-unfolding career, the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has released 15 albums ranging from horn-fueled soul and R&B to piping hot blues to fiery rock ‘n’ roll. He’s performed all over the world, earning countless fans with his legendary, sweat-drenched, exhilarating live shows.

Castro’s band, The Painkillers—bassist Randy McDonald, drummer Bowen Brown and keyboardist Michael Emerson—have now been playing together over four years. After hundreds of live shows, they have coalesced into one of the telepathically tightest units Castro has ever assembled, making them one of the most in-demand live roots music acts performing today. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul.”

With the group seemingly hitting new heights with every performance, Castro knew the time was right to answer his fans’ demands for a live album. “Killin’ It–Live” captures the band at the peak of their creative and improvisational powers, and features one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another. Featuring songs from throughout Castro’s career, “Killin’ It–Live” was produced by Castro and engineer/songwriter Ron Alan Cohen and recorded at venues in Texas, New York, Michigan and California during 2018.

$25 advance/ $30 at the door
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