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One of the brightest stars in the blues-soul genre. Voracious blues energy and ultimate soul power . . . impassioned vocals and pure inventiveness in his stellar guitar solos.
—Blues Music Magazine
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul, and down-and-dirty rock ’n’ roll. . . . This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music.
Across his long, constantly evolving career, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tommy Castro has remained true to himself while exploring, growing, and creating new music. Since his solo debut in 1994, he has made 16 albums, each its own unique chapter in the book of Tommy Castro. Whether horn-fueled R&B, piping-hot blues, or fiery, stripped-down rock ’n’ roll, each release is solidly built upon Castro’s unshakable musical foundation: a dynamic mix of 1960s-influenced, guitar-fueled blues, Memphis-soaked blue-eyed soul, and Latin-tinged East San Jose funk, all driven by Castro’s grab-you-by-the-collar vocals and passionate guitar work.
On his newest album, the roots music odyssey Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came to Town, composed by Castro and Grammy-winning producer Tom Hambridge, the guitarist tells the tale of a young man, working on his family farm, who gets bitten by the blues bug and heads out on the road seeking fame and fortune.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.