Tommy Castro

About Tommy Castro

Tommy Castro is an American guitarist, singer/songwriter and bandleader. His particularly muscular brand of American roots music indulges electric-and-jump blues, funky R&B-inflected rockers, and soul-drenched ballads. An incendiary lead guitarist and showman, he often plays more than 200 dates a year. His first two Blind Pig outings, 1996's No Exceptions and 1997's Can't Keep a Good Man Down, received universal critical acclaim, prompting two world tours. 2001's Guilty of Love landed inside the Top Five. 2009's Hard Believer, his Alligator debut, went to number two and netted four Blues Music Awards. 2012's raw, wooly, stripped-down The Devil You Know debuted his new band the Painkillers and spent 23 weeks on the charts. 2017's Stompin' Ground peaked at number two. In 2021, Tommy Castro Presents: A Bluesman Came to Town, a 13-song blues concept album, was co-written with producer Tom Hambridge.

San Jose, CA, United States
April 15, 1955
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