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During his seventeen year career, Tommy Castro ha established himself as one of the most popular artists in the blues arena. His latest studio recording, Painkiller, was voted 2007's Album of the Year by the readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world. The win gives Tommy four total BluesWax awards (Artist of the Year 2002 and 2006 and Album of the Year 2003) and he has the distinction of being the first two-time Album of the Year award winner.
Tommy Castro is one of the most popular and creative roots artists to emerge in recent years. On his newest release, Painkiller, Castro teamed up with producer John Porter, renowned for his work with a Who's Who list of artists such as Los Lonely Boys, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Santana, B.B. King, Elvis Costello, and Buddy Guy.
Everything indeed just seems right on Painkiller. With the Tommy Castro Band (rhythm mainstay Randy McDonald on bass, saxophonist extraordinaire Keith Crossan, and drummer Chris Sandoval) - anchoring the sessions, Porter has fashioned a most tasteful album from the many talented parts of Castro's patented rock 'n' soul music. Special guests Coco Montoya, Angela Strehli, David Maxwell, and Teresa James join in the fun.
"The blues is in good hands. When someone has the right intentions, with sincerity, you can never go wrong. This is the person who has the voice, the sound, and the intentions to touch everybody's heart." - Carlos Santana
"Castro's superb guitar work shows a range of influences distilled into his own voice, and the entire set rocks with sweaty, small-club joy." - Wayne Garcia, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2008
Tommy Castro, guitar, vocals
Randy McDonald, bass
Keith Crossan, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone
Chris Sandoval, drums
Audiophile Limited Edition
1. I 'm Not Broken
2. Lonesome and Then Some
3. Big Sister's Radio
4. Love Don't Care
5. A Good Fool Is Hard To Find
7. Goin' Down South
8. Err On The Side Of Love
9. It's That Time Again
10. I Roll When I Rock
11. It Ain't Easy Being Me