Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
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Award-winning guitarist/ vocalist/ songwriter and Alligator Records recording artist Tommy Castro has been playing his signature brand of rocking rhythm and blues professionally for over 25 years, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his new, stripped-down, turbo-charged 4-piece band, The Painkillers, Castro has embarked on the next phase of his storied career.
Castro views the harder-edged sound of The Painkillers as a natural extension of the music he’s been making since he was a teenager. “The Painkillers really get me back to my roots. It feels to me a lot more like it did when I first started playing with my friends as a kid. Bands were always just three or four guys playing for the fun of it,” Castro recalls. Now, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are pushing the music to another level.
“Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” –The Washington Post
Genre: Guitar Blues