Tommy Castro And The Painkillers Tickets for Sale

Born and brought up in San Jose, California, Tommy showed an inclination in learning to play the guitar at age ten. Initially he got into music for fun but gradually realized that he wanted a career in music. After the realization struck him, he was on the road almost for two years with The Dynatones. In 1991 he started the Tommy Castro Band, and they quickly rose to prominence in the Bay Area due to sheer hard work. The band's popularity rose steadily and in 1993 they were named ‘Club Band of the Year' at the Bay Area Music Awards in the write-in category. The following year too the band won the same award.

The band came out with their first major album ‘Exception to the Rule' on Blind Pig in 1996. The album got critical praise from all quarters. Grammy award winner Jim Gaines produced the follow up album ‘Can't Keep A Good Man Down' released in 1997. The album that had a mixture of blues, rhythm & blues and a dash of rock ‘n' roll too did exceptionally well. The songs from the album ruled the airwaves and following its success, Castro was featured on the cover of Blues Revue. The album not only appealed to blues fans but to fans of other genres too. The growing popularity of the band led to it being chosen by HBO Productions as the house band for NBC-TV's ‘Comedy Showcase'. The band became a part of the show for three successive seasons, which furthered its popularity. The popular band's music has also been used in network television programs like ‘Nash Bridges' and ‘The Young and the Restless'. In 1999, the band came out with yet another album ‘Right As Rain' which featured guest appearances by roots rock legends Dr. John and Delbert McClinton. As expected this album too did quite well. A year later the live album, ‘Live At The Fillmore' was released and the album ‘ Guilty of Love followed this, on fledgling 33rd Street Records label in 2001. In 2003, Tommy released ‘Gratitude' a tribute album on his own Heart and Soul label. Tommy Castro Band released yet another album ‘Soul Shaker' in 2005 which was followed by ‘Painkiller' in 2007.

Discography:

• Painkiller - (2007)
• Soul Shaker - (2005)
• Gratitude - (2003)
• Triple Trouble - (2003)
• Guilty of Love - (2001) *Live at the Fillmore - (2000)
• Right as Rain - (1998)
• Can't Keep a Good Man Down - (1997)
• Exception to the Rule - (1995)
• No Foolin' - (1994)
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Dec 31 Sun 9:00 PM Tommy Castro and the Painkillers McNear's Mystic Theatre
Petaluma, CA
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Jan 11 Thu 9:00 PM Tommy Castro and the Painkillers The Rose - Pasadena
Pasadena, CA
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Jan 13 Sat 8:00 PM Tommy Castro Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
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Jan 14 Sun 9:00 PM Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Canyon Club - CA
Agoura Hills, CA
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Jan 19 Fri 9:00 PM Tommy Castro and the Painkillers The Canyon Santa Clarita
Valencia, CA
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Jan 26 Fri 8:30 PM Tommy Castro and the Painkillers Fulton 55
Fresno, CA
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Tommy is the popular blues guitarist, gifted vocalist, and charming songwriter. In a amazingly short time, he went from playing at a tiny San Francisco saloon to opening act on B.B. King's national tours and international acclamation as one of the most gripping artists on the scene.
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