Over the course of his four-decade career, Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of fans, packing seats and dance floors, always leaving them screaming for more. Hailing from the San Francisco area, Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers (bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown), play music that is guaranteed to fire up fans and leave critics searching for new words of praise.
Method To My Madness finds Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at their very best. It is an instant career highlight in a lifetime full of them. The album was produced by Castro (his first time at the helm) using no recording studio wizardry, just the unadulterated sound of the band. Castro’s songs – he wrote or co-wrote 10 of 12 tracks – are raw, raucous and rocking. From everyman anthems to full-tilt rockers to searing deep soul ballads to bayou rock to reinventions of blues and R&B classics, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers continue to break new ground while simultaneously having an incredible amount of fun.
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are ready to unleash their blistering new songs on music fans everywhere. “With the new album,” Castro says, “I was trying to get back to my basic ingredients: blues and soul. I went for the energy of connecting with my band. We kept everything raw, capturing the feeling of playing live. I’m not about being perfect,” he says, summing up. “I’m about being real.” Clearly that is the method to his madness.
Concert information is below:
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Address: 70 Sanford St.
City: Fairfield, CT
Ticket price: $35 general / $32 members
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