KEITH CROSSAN LAUNCHES HIS OWN SITE AND RELEASES BEATNIK JUNGLE:
The music in this record reflects the experience of growing up nd surviving as a musician. Big Band jazz, garage band rock & roll, R&B and even the late Folk scene in S.F. are things that shaped these songs. I hope you enjoy them — Keith
PAINKILLER VOTED BLUESWAX ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
The readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed Blues publication in the world have voted Painkiller as BluesWax Album of the Year for 2007. The win gives Tommy four total BluesWax awards (Artist of the Year 2002 and 2006 and Album of the Year 2003) and he has the distinction of being the first two-time Album of the Year award winner.
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TOMMY CHECKS IN FROM THE ROAD ABOUT THE LRBR AND SOME GREAT TOUR VIDEOS:
Hey everybody… The Legendary Cruise was a blast this year. They just keep getting better. Scott Burnett from the Blues Cruise was with us, and he shot a little video of the tour on and off stage. Check it out if you got a minute. He’s no Scorese but it’s pretty good. See you at the next show, Tommy
TOMMY TALKS ABOUT NEW BASS PLAYER SCOT SUTHERLAND:
Hey everybody! The new bass player for TCB is Scot Sutherland from Des Moines, Iowa. Some of you might remember him from the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue Tour. When Randy needed to leave a TCB tour last year because of a serious health situation in his family, Scot was the guy that filled in. We were in Iowa at the time, so we asked some people we know in Des Moines for some names. The first person everyone recommended was Scot. Lucky for us he could do the gigs. We gave him some CDs and two days later he was on the gig for four shows. I was a little nervous–we had never done a show without Randy before. After the first couple of songs I wasn’t nervous anymore. He did his homework and played great. We had a lot of fun that night. Randy needed some time off again in January, so we asked Scot to fill in again. He did the back to back Delbert & Legendary Cruises with us and the Legendary R&B Revue, backing up Deanna Bogart, Ronnie Baker Brooks and Magic Dick. He’s a really good guy and we all like him a lot. A few months later when Randy told me he was going to be leaving I didn’t think twice about it, I called Scot.
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE:
Check out the article on Tommy in the August issue of Guitar Player Magazine by David Rubin.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Tommy Castro was voted Blues Artist of the Year 2006 by the readers of BluesWax, the largest subscribed blues publication in the world. Castro took the honor with a record number of first place votes. In expressing his gratitude to all the blues fans that voted for him, Castro said, “I like these kinds of awards best because it is foks that support the music, the average Blues fan that is giving me the thumbs up. That makes me feel great! It’s great when industry people recognize me, but when it comes down to it, it’s the people who listen to the music that I have spent my life making that really matters. Thank you!”
“PAINKILLER” MOVES UP TO #2 ON THE BILLBOARD BLUES CHART
GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE:
Check out the article on Tommy in the August 2007 issue of Guitar Player Magazine by David Rubin.
TOMMY CASTRO DAY:
San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsome, has declared October 14 to be “Tommy Castro Day.” Come celebrate at Slim’s in San Francisco on Oct 14 with Daniel Castro opening.
On August 22, the Tommy Castro Band performed at the Green Door to benefit the Michigan State University Community Music School’s Eric “RicStar” Winter Music Therapy Camp Scholarship Fund. To make a financial contribution email camp director Cindy Edgerton.
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BLUES MUSIC AWARDS:
Tommy talks about his trip to the Blues Music Awards and sharing the stage with Elvin Bishop, Kim Wilson, and others in his latest “Featured Artist” article.
BOOKER T & THE MG’S & BO DIDDLEY:
TCB recently shared the stage with these two legendary artists. TCB was also the back-up band for Bo Diddley. Check out the stage
photos page for pictures.
TCB PLAYS THE AUSTIN BARN DANCE ON THE LAST DAY OF SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW):
The Tommy Castro Band will be playing the Full Moon Barn Dance in Austin, TX on the last day of the South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival. SXSW is s a private company based in Austin, Texas, with a year-round staff of professionals dedicated to building and delivering conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals.
TOMMY AND SOUL SHAKER NOMINATED FOR BLUES MUSIC AWARD (FORMERLY THE HANDY AWARD)
Tommy Castro has been nominated for two Blues Music Awards for 2006. Soul Shaker has been nominated for Contemporary Blues Album of the year, and Tommy has been nominated for Contemporary Blues Artist of the year.
KOOPER DIGS TOMMY CASTRO:
AL KOOPER’S TOP 50 TRAX FOR 2005
“Every year I pick my top 50 faves. Except for #1, they’re only in a best listening order, programmed like a radio show. Choosing an order based on quality is foolish here. They’re all fun to have around in my opinion. But out f a thousand downloads, they are the best!!” 46. No One Left To Lie To – (Castro, T./Bowe, K.)
Produced by Tommy Castro, Kevin Bowe, Steve Spirn and Gordon Brislawn
“The blue-eyed bluesman pushes through the ranks and sticks out with this well-done ballad. Ya got me, Tommy — nicely done. Shoulda been nominated for SOME blues award…”
SOUL SHAKER VOTED TOP 5 OF 2005:
Amazon.com editors recently launched a “Best of 2005″ series. Soul Shaker was listed as one of the top 5 best blues CDs of 2005.
LINDA REESE & CDs FOR TROOPS:
Tommy Castro Band fan Linda Reese has been sending care packages to our troops since the war began. She’s been sending Tommy Castro CDs & DVDs and the troops love them.
MAN OF THE YEAR!
GUITAR SCHOOL ARTICLE
Tommy’s Guitar School article from the September issue
of GuitarOne Magazine. Here Tommy talks shop about influences and shares some licks.
GUITAR ONE MAGAZINE ARTICLE
Tommy was featured in the September issue of GuitarOne Magazine‘s Guitar School column. BLUES REVUE MAGAZINE COVER STORY
Tommy was on the cover of the June/July issue of Blues Revue magazine. Inside you’ll find a nice full-color photo spread and a great article. From the Blues Revue site, click on “back issues” at the top left for information about getting a copy of this out of print issue.