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Tommy Castro / Press

“Tommy Castro and The Painkillers are a crackling, stripped-down band with plenty of grit and a rocking soul.”


“Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.”

The Washington Post

“Irresistible contemporary blues-rock…street-level grit and soul”


“Tommy Castro has the voice and the sound to touch everybody’s heart.”

Carlos Santana

“Castro plays infectious, roaring roadhouse romps with incendiary licks and a touch of New Orleans soul.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Castro navigates seriously funky Southern soul, gritty big city blues and scorching rock…his silvery guitar licks simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.”

The San Francisco Chronicle,

““He can do no wrong...soulful, heartfelt vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar. An inspired blend of blues, R&B, soul and roadhouse rock””

Blues Revue