Tommy Castro and the Painkillers photos

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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers came to my attention through Paul Jones excellent Radio 2 programme,he played a track called 2 steps forward 1 step back which has a wonderful slide riff as well as the outstanding harmonica player Magic Dick guesting on this track,Magic Dick of course was a member of The J Geils band whose live shows were legendary and I think Tommy Castro and the Painkillers are on that level. I have also seen concert footage of Tommy Castro and the Painkillers on stage with Magic Dick and Joe Louis Walker,it does’nt get much better.The music obviously revolves around the blues but rocks like anything you will hear anywhere.                                                                 Tommy Castro plays guitar and sings,Randy Mcdonald,Bass and vcls,Bowen Brown on Drums and Michael Emerson on keyboards and vocals.Their most recent album is Method to my Madness on Alligator records who seem to have got it right with the acts that they sign up .Listen and enjoy!

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