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    Name: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
    Date: October 6, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Check out Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at FitzGerald's on Friday, Oct 6! Doors open at 7pm and the show begins at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the club or here.

    On his new album, Stompin’ Ground, Tommy Castro opens windows into both his past and his always-evolving musical future. Produced by Castro and guitar wunderkind Kid Andersen and recorded at Andersen’s soon-to-be legendary Greaseland Studio in San Jose, Stompin’ Ground finds Castro letting loose on a set of 12 tracks featuring six 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 modern lyrics atop blistering blues-rock. With The Painkillers firing on all cylinders behind him, Castro lays it all on the line from the opening notes of Nonchalant to the final, introspective Live Every Day. From the autobiographical My Old Neighborhood to the socially aware Enough Is Enough and Fear is The Enemy to versions of Elvin Bishop’s Rock Bottom and Taj Majal’s Further On Down The Road (two of his favorite songs from his earliest heroes), Stompin’ Ground is pure musical pleasure. “As soon as we started cutting,” Castro says, “we knew we were onto something.”
     
    In addition to the The Painkillers, Castro’s friends Charlie Musselwhite (harp and vocals on Live Every Day), Mike Zito (guitar and vocals on Rock Bottom), Danielle Nicole (vocals on Soul Shake) and Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo (guitar and vocals on Them Changes) 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.”
     
    Location:
    FitzGerald's Nightclub & Sidebar
    6615 W Roosevelt Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, October 6, 2017
    Doors open at 7:00PM. Show begins at 9:00PM.
    Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the club or here.
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