Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Saturday April 29, 2017
8:00pm
$35 public | $30 members

This world premiere presentation will be a rare treat for fans of both artists and for fans of blues in general. It features two of the most accomplished and acclaimed entertainers on the blues scene today. METHOD TO MY MADNESS finds Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at their very best. It is an instant career highlight in a lifetime full of them. The album was recorded at Laughing Tiger Studio in San Rafael, CA and produced by Castro (his first time at the helm) using no recording studio wizardry, just the unadulterated sound of the band. Castro’s songs – he wrote or co-wrote 10 of 12 tracks – are raw, raucous and rocking. From the opening one-two punch of everyman anthems “Common Ground” and “Shine A Light” to the full-tilt energy of the title track to the searing deep soul ballad “Died And Gone To Heaven,” to the bayou rock of “Got A Lot” to the atmospheric, autobiographical “Ride” to the reinvented version of the Clarence Carter hit “I’m Qualified” to the emotional cover of B.B. King’s “Bad Luck,” Tommy Castro & The Painkillers continue to break new ground while simultaneously having an incredible amount of fun.