Tommy Castro – Painkiller

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Tommy Castro has long been a disciple of both Stax/Volt-era R&B and the electric blues of the Texas and Chicago schools, and on PAINKILLER he synthesizes those influences perfectly. Whether on the Wilson Pickett-esque "I'm Not Broken," the classic rock boogie of "I Roll When I Rock," or straight-ahead blues such as the cover of Albert Collins's "A Good Fool is Hard to Find" (which features guest Coco Montoya), PAINKILLER is full of hard-driving, horn-sweetened, electric guitar-fueled barnburners. Castro's stinging leads are featured throughout, but what most impresses is the overall musical punch packed throughout this blast of blues and soul.

Track Listing:
1 Love Don't Care - 3:47   2 I'm Not Broken - 3:45   3 Painkiller - 3:50 4 Big Sister's Radio - 4:14   5 A Good Fool Is Hard to Find - 4:40   6 Err on the Side of Love - 3:46   7 I Roll When I Rock - 3:37   8 If You Believe (In What You Do) - 4:43   9 It's That Time Again - 4:13   10 Goin' Down South - 3:41   11 Lonesome and Then Some - 4:44   12 It Ain't Easy Bein' Me - 3:06

Tommy Castro (vocals, guitar) , Coco Montoya (vocals, guitar) ,  Angela Strehli (vocals) , Keith Crossan (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone) , Tom Poole (trumpet, flugelhorn) , Tony Stead (piano, Wurlitzer organ) , Teresa James (piano, background vocals) , Chris Sandoval (drums) , Lenny Castro (percussion) , Bonnie Hayes (background vocals)

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