DANCE FLOOR OPEN! Album release with guest saxophonist Nancy Wright
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers - Stompin' Ground Record Release Party with Special Guest Nancy Wright on Tenor Sax
Tia Carroll - opener
2020 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA, 94704
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Tommy Castro And The Painkillers
“Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar" – The Washington Post
"An inspired blend of high-energy blues, R&B and roadhouse rock…soulful, celebratory vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar” —Blues Revue
Over the course of his career, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Tommy Castro – a six-time Blues Music Award-winner – has played thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of ecstatic fans. Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers -- bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson and drummer Bowen Brown -- plays music that is guaranteed to fill the floor and raise the roof. With seemingly telepathic musicianship, the Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and hard-rocking, good-time songs.
Nancy Wright, one of the most highly respected and in-demand sax players on today’s blues, Americana and R&B scene, released her third album PLAYDATE! in September 2016, on the heels of her successful 2015 all-original Putting Down Roots release (voted top 20 blues album in Downbeat Readers Poll). For PLAYDATE!, Nancy continues to deliver original material but also delivers fresh renditions of blues/roots/Americana cover material. Nancy has been blessed to work with award-winning blues/roots artists, and the CD’s ten special guests draw from Nancy’s musical network: Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, Joe Louis Walker, Frank Bey, Wee Willie Walker, Victor Wainright, Mike Schermer, Chris Cain, Terrie Odabi, and Jim Pugh
Tia Carroll - opener
Tia Carroll has her own unique star power that's evident in her new self-titled album. Don't pass on America's hot new sweet heart Tia Carroll. Name drops not required when the sound is this hot. International tours include Mexico, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Lucerne Switzerland, Torino, Milan and Sienna Italy and Tallinn, Estonia leaving a great impression on the audiences there. Awards include, West Coast Blues Hall Of Fame Female Blues vocalist of the year 2007, Jus Blues Music Foundation’s Traditional Blues Woman Of The Year 2008, in Memphis, band leader of the year 2008 and R&B vocalist of the year 2011. In 2012 she wowed the judges and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Corporate Band competition and won best vocalist. Yes, you can find a photo of her with the Grove Valve Orchestra on the hallowed walls of the Hall Of Fame! Tia Carroll is carving a name for herself on the blues wall of fame.
$30 ADV / $34 DOOR (plus fees)
DANCE FLOOR OPEN!
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