Album Reviews

Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Method To My Madness

Artist:     Tommy Castro and the Painkillers

Album:     Method To My Madness

Label:     Alligator Records

Release Date:     10/23/2015


Tommy Castro has been in the biz for four decades, earning fans the old fashion way- traveling the world, playing thousands of shows and performing unique roots/blues/rock blends for the screaming crowds. Method To My Madness is Castro’s 15th release, and second with his band the Painkillers.

Method to My Madness includes original music meant to be played for an audience, and a tribute to his friend B.B. King with a cover of King’s “Bad Luck.” Inspired by Clapton, King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy and the likes, Castro combines his soulful blues vocals with guitar-driving songs. Stand-out tracks include “Common Ground,” which leads the album, and boot-scootin’ dance floor tune “Two Hearts.”

– Brenda Hillegas

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