Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

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Run Time: 180 min.

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will celebrate the release of their new Alligator Records album, KILLIN’ IT LIVE, with a performance on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at The State Theatre in Modesto!

With the group firing on all cylinders, Castro knew the time was right to answer his fans’ demands for a live album. KILLIN’ IT LIVE captures the band at the peak of their creative and improvisational powers, and features one unforgettable, unpredictable performance after another. “This is the best band we’ve ever had,” says Castro. We really got something going on beyond just being good musicians. Every song we play live now has that right feel-all the dynamics. It allows us to jam out more on stage. KILLIN’ IT LIVE is what you hear when you see us live.” Featuring songs from throughout Castro’s career, KILLIN’ IT LIVE was produced by Castro and engineer/songwriter Ron Alan Cohen and recorded at venues in Texas, New York, Michigan and California during 2018. The album includes eight Castro originals spanning his entire career and two Castro-ized covers, each showing a slightly different side of his multifaceted musical personality.

Live on stage, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened musicianship brings an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs. The San Francisco Chronicle describes Castro’s music as, “funky Southern soul, big city blues and classic rock…silvery guitar licks that simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.” No Depression says “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.” Killin’ It-Live brings us the live power and raw passion of Tommy Castro & The Painkiller. The opener for the night is the amazing blues guitarist Ron Thompson!

Doors open at 7: Show starts at 8
Tickets: $25; $30; $35
(A $2 preservation fee applies to every ticket)