Tommy Castro & The Painkillers @ Stocks ‘n Bonds
November 30 @ 6:00 pm
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be playing at Stocks ‘n Bonds as part of their “A Bluesman Came To Town” album release tour. Stay tuned for more details as they become available. The 6:00 start time is tentative for now. Release date for the album is Friday September 17th. The following is from Tommy from the announcement of the album release: “I’ve been fortunate enough to record for Alligator Records the last 12 years. This is the seventh album we’ve released together. I try to keep my music fresh by taking different approaches and writing and recording different types of songs. I want to stretch out musically, but I always want the songs to be my most authentic, to remain true to myself and my art. This time, I felt the need to do something I’ve never done before.
With A Bluesman Came To Town, what I have for you is a record of songs that tell a story. It’s the story of a young man from a small town. One day a guitar-playing bluesman comes to his town. From that point on, the young man’s life will never be the same. It’s based on a classic hero’s journey–the odyssey of a musician’s life.
I brought in the big guns this time and collaborated with legendary producer Tom Hambridge. I co-wrote most of the songs with him. In telling the story, I’ve tried to touch on the many different styles of music that I love. I’m excited for you to hear it!”