Tommy Castro & The Painkillers And Elvin Bishop At The Crest Theatre

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TOMMY CASTRO & THE PAINKILLERS
Over the course of his four-decade career, Tommy Castro has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of fans, packing seats and dance floors, always leaving them screaming for more. Hailing from the San Francisco area, Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers (featuring bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown), play music that is guaranteed to fire up fans and leave critics searching for new words of praise.

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.

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers are ready to unleash their blistering new songs on music fans everywhere.

ELVIN BISHOP
CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT, with hilariously spot-on cover art by musician/artist Paul Thorn, finds Bishop firing on all cylinders and having fun while doing it. With this album, Bishop has created another highlight in a career that covers fifty years and over 20 albums. Five of the songs are Bishop originals, including "Let Your Woman Have Her Way," on which Bishop’s friend Mickey Thomas sings lead (this is the first time Thomas, the ex-Jefferson Starship singer, has recorded with Bishop since he provided vocals on Bishop’s classic hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love"). An outstanding instrumental version of Jimmy Reed’s "Honest I Do" harkens back to Elvin’s childhood: this was the very first blues song he heard coming from Nashville’s WLAC, the late night R&B 50,000 watt powerhouse radio station, beaming all the way to his Oklahoma home. In the 1950s in Oklahoma, everything was racially separated except the radio (“They couldn’t segregate the airwaves,” Bishop recalls). With the addition of his Grammy Award-winning pal Charlie Musselwhite on "Old School" and "No More Doggin’," CAN'T EVEN DO WRONG RIGHT hits its target at every turn.

Bishop again is ready to share his happy-go-lucky vibe with his fans around the world.

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