Tommy Castro & The Painkillers At The Belly Up Tavern

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Tommy Castro & The Painkillers At The Belly Up Tavern

The content on this page is provided by a Time Out partner. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, recorded in the Bay Area with his fiery new band The Painkillers, and produced by Castro and Bonnie Hayes, is a contemporary blues tour-de-force. The album is an untamed, high-energy set of 13 songs, including nine written or co-written by Castro. "For the new album I challenged myself to add different sounds and new rhythms to my style while remaining true to my roots. I wrote using ideas for songs and ideas for sounds together in a way I'd never done before," explains Castro, "using drum rhythms to drive the lyrics." The tracks -- melodic and biting, energetic and fun -- are brought to life with sonic authority by bassist Randy McDonald (from the original Tommy Castro Band), original Painkillers drummer Byron Cage and keyboardist James Pace. For more information, see


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