"Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar" --The Washington Post
"Tommy Castro And The Painkillers are a crackling, stripped-down band with plenty of grit and a rocking soul"
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers will celebrate the release of their brand new Alligator Records album, The Devil You Know, with a live performance on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at The Redmoor in Cincinnati.
Tommy Castro, two-time winner of The Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year, is famed for his signature brand of hard-rocking rhythm and blues. His incendiary live performances have thrilled fans around the world. With The Devil You Know, Castro rockets into the next phase of his storied career. Along with The Painkillers - original Tommy Castro Band bassist Randy McDonald, David Tucker on drums and James Pace on keyboards - Castro pares his music down to its tough, raw core.
Many of Castro's friends and admirers, including Alligator label-mates Marcia Ball and The Holmes Brothers, add their talents to the proceedings. Other guests include guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Mark Karan, guitarist/vocalist Tab Benoit, vocalists Samantha Fish and Tasha Taylor, and harmonica player Magic Dick. Each song comes loaded with emotional depth and muscular hooks courtesy of Castro's soulful singing, insightful lyrics, and dynamic, potent guitar playing. With The Devil You Know, Castro -- The Painkillers blazing behind him -- unleashes an instant classic. According to Blurt, "Castro is one of the greatest blues guitarists, songwriters and entertainers in the world today."
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers are excited to bring The Devil You Know to life on stage night after night, personally connecting with their fans all over the world. "A lot of folks are having hard times these days," Castro says, "and they need something to lift them up and make them smile. Our music kills the pain."
Concert information is below:
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2014Venue: The Redmoor
Address: 3187 Linwood Avenue
City: Cincinnati, OH
Showtime: 8:00pmTicket price: $20 advance / $25 day of show