divendres, 22 de setembre de 2017


Resultado de imagen de tommy castro & the painkillers – method to my madness


An inspired blend of high-energy blues, R&B and roadhouse rock…soulful, celebratory vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar    
—Blues Revue

Swaggering, razor-wire gospel-tinged soul, simmering deep blues and hard-grooving house rockers  

Blazing blues-rockers Tommy Castro & The Painkillers, whose new CD Stompin' Ground will be released on September 29, have announced North American and European dates for their massive Stompin' Ground tour.

Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown – have played hundreds of shows to thousands of music lovers, always leaving audiences screaming for more. Billboard says the band plays “irresistible contemporary blues-rock” with “street-level grit and soul."

On Stompin’ Ground (available on CD as well as 180g yellow vinyl), Castro, a native of San Jose, CA, opens windows both into his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro unleashing a set of 12 potent tracks featuring seven originals and new versions of songs he learned and played as a young up-and-comer. He is simultaneously looking back with autobiographical originals and cover songs that inspired him, while forging a forward trail with up-to-the-minute lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals), Danielle Nicole (vocals) and David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals) add their talents to Stompin’ Ground. “I heard each one of my friends’ contributions to these songs in my head as I was working on them. Happily, when I reached out and actually asked, everyone said yes.”

With months of tour dates across the U.S. and Europe, Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will be bringing the songs from their new album directly to their fans. 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.”  Blues Revue simply says, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” With Stompin’ Ground, he is clearly, once again, doing everything right.

Tour dates are below, and can also be found here:

Sep 22, 2017 Cruise for a Cause, San Francisco, CA (on the Hornblower's San Francisco Belle)
Sep 23, 2017 Folsom LIVE, Folsom, CA 
Sep 29, 2017 Famous Dave's Uptown, Minneapolis, MN 
Sep 30, 2017 Knuckleheads Saloon, Kansas City, MO 
Oct 01, 2017 7 Oaks Blues Festival, Omaha, NE (at 7 Oaks Investments)
Oct 02, 2017 The Zoo Bar, Lincoln, NE 
Oct 04, 2017 Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI 
Oct 05, 2017 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, IL 
Oct 06, 2017 FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL 
Oct 07, 2017 Park Theatre, Holland, MI 
Oct 08, 2017 Callahan’s Music Hall, Auburn Hills, MI 
Oct 09, 2017 The Kent Stage, Kent, OH 
Oct 10, 2017 B.B. King Blues Club, New York, NY 
Oct 11, 2017 The Upper Room, Albany, NY 
Oct 12, 2017 Sellersville Theater, Sellersville, PA 
Oct 13, 2017 The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA 
Oct 14, 2017 The Southern Café & Music Hall, Charlottesville, VA 
Oct 15, 2017 The Tin Pan, Richmond, VA 
Oct 17, 2017 Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC 
Oct 18, 2017 The Blue Note Grill, Durham, NC 
Oct 19, 2017 Eddie’s Attic, Decatur, GA 
Oct 20, 2017 Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, FL with Samantha Fish
Oct 21, 2017 Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise Fort Lauderdale, FL 10/21/17-10/28/17
Oct 28, 2017 The Funky Biscuit, Boca Raton, FL 
Oct 29, 2017 OM Bar & Chill Lounge, New Smyrna Beach, FL 
Nov 01, 2017 Dosey Doe, The Woodlands, TX 
Nov 03, 2017 Stargazers Theatre, Colorado Springs, CO 
Nov 04, 2017 The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO 
Nov 06, 2017 The State Room, Salt Lake City, UT 
Nov 15, 2017 Spirit of 66, Verviers, BELGIUM 
Nov 16, 2017 Gebr. de Nobel, Leiden, NETHERLANDS 
Nov 17, 2017 Mezz, Breda, NETHERLANDS 
Nov 18, 2017 Roepaen, Ottersum, NETHERLANDS 
Nov 20, 2017 Kofferfabrik, Fuerth, GERMANY 
Nov 21, 2017 Old Slaughterhouse, Soest, GERMANY 
Nov 22, 2017 Meisenfrei Blues Club, Bremen, GERMANY 
Nov 23, 2017 Musik & Frieden, Berlin, GERMANY 
Nov 24, 2017 Yard Club Cologne, GERMANY 
Nov 25, 2017 Blue Notez Club, Dortmund, GERMANY 
Nov 27, 2017 New Morning, Paris, FRANCE 
Dec 08, 2017 Freight & Salvage, Coffeehouse Berkeley, CA 
Dec 31, 2017 Mystic Theatre, Petaluma, CA 
Jan 11, 2018 The Rose, Pasadena, CA 
Jan 12, 2018 The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA 
Jan 13, 2018 Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA 
Jan 14, 2018 The Canyon, Agoura Hills , CA 
Jan 16, 2018 The Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ 
Jan 17, 2018 The Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ 
Jan 18, 2018 Boulder Station Casino, Las Vegas, NV 
Jan 19, 2018 The Canyon Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita , CA 
Jan 27, 2018 San Luis Obispo Vets Hall, San Luis Obispo, CA 
Jan 28, 2018 Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, CA 


Soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro talks about his upcoming release, STOMPIN' GROUND, which will be available on September 29th on CD and 180g Yellow Vinyl.  Also get a small taste of the song "Nonchalant"

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Resultat d'imatges de coco montoya

“Stratocaster-fueled, fierce slash-and-burn guitar work...dramatic, smoldering Southern soul-rooted intensity...Montoya’s voice is as expressive as his guitar.” --Washington Post 

“Montoya is a show-stopper...Heartfelt singing and merciless guitar with a wicked icy burn...he swings like a jazz man and stings like the Iceman, Albert Collins. He is one of the truly gifted blues artists of his generation.” --Living Blues

Legendary blues-rock guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya, touring in support of his latest Alligator Records CD, Hard Truth, will perform at the Sellersville Theater in Sellersville on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,&rdquo ; Albert Collins, and schooled by a decade on the road with John Mayall, Montoya -- who cut three successful CDs for Alligator between 2000 and 2007 -- has a hard-edged sound and style all his own. He delivers instantly memorable songs, powered by his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals. 
A monster player and dynamic performer, on Hard Truth Montoya unleashes one career-topping performance after another, the music immediately ranking among the best he’s ever recorded. Produced by Tony Braunagel (Eric Burdon, Curtis Salgado, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt), the album features eleven songs, ranging from red hot rockers to soul-baring ballads, driving shuffles and intense slow blues, each delivering its own hard truth. From the radio-friendly, gospel-inspired celebration of love, I Want To Shout About It, to the haunting Devil Don’t Sleep to the icy-hot cover of Albert Collins’ The Moon Is Full, Hard Truth ranks among Montoya’s best recordings ever.
Coco Montoya continues to pack clubs and theaters around the world, and brings festival audiences to their feet from New York to New Orleans to Chicago to San Francisco. Across the globe, he’s performed in countries including Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, England, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Ecuador, Italy, Poland, Russia, Czech Republic and Canada. Vintage Guitar says, “Coco just keeps getting better and better...rockin’ blues with guitar that cuts straight to the heart of the matter. His guitar playing is funky and blistering; it’s perfect. Whatever he plays, he does it with fire and passion rarely seen in this day and age.”

Concert information is below:
Remember -- Always Contact The Venue To Confirm Dates and Show Times 
Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017
Venue: Sellersville Theater
Address: 24 W. Temple Ave.
City: Sellersville, PA
Phone: 215-257-5808
Showtime: 8:00pm
Ticket price: $21.50 regular / $29.50 cabaret
Website: www.st94.com
*See website for detailed ticket information
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Alligator Records Artists On Tour

dimarts, 19 de setembre de 2017



Van Morrison publicará el 22 de septiembre un nuevo disco, “Roll With The Punches”. Como informa la nota de prensa, contiene cinco composiciones nuevas  junto a “una interpretación cruda e íntima de una serie de clásicos de rhythm and blues (de Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe y Lightnin’ Hopkins entre otros) escogidos por él mismo”. “Roll With The Punches” Ha sido producido por el propio Van Morrison, que ha contado con unequipo de colaboradores que incluye a Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones y Jason Rebello.

“Desde muy joven conecté con el blues. Lo que tiene el blues es que no lo diseccionas, simplemente lo haces. Nunca he sobreanalizado lo que hago, simplemente lo hago. La música ha de ser eso, simplemente lanzarse a ello, y es la manera en la que funciona el blues. Tengo la suerte de haber conocido a la gente de verdad – gente como John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. Pude relacionarme con ellos y absorber lo que hicieron. Era gente sin ninguna clase de ego y me enseñaron muchísimo”, dice Van Morrison.

“Las canciones de ‘Roll With The Punches’ – las haya compuesto yo o no – están orientadas a su interpretación. Cada canción es como una historia y yo estoy interpretando esa historia. Esto se ha ido olvidando con los años, porque la gente sobreanaliza las cosas. Fui un intérprete antes de empezar a escribir canciones, y siempre he sentido que eso es lo que hago”.

La versión de ‘Bring It On Home To Me’ de Sam Cooke es el primer adelanto de “Roll With The Punches”.