Feb 4, 2023
On this Tommy Castro interview: The TWO BEST DECISIONS he ever made, moving up to San Francisco and starting his solo career after honing his craft in a couple of popular regional bands… Tommy’s journey through recovery and staying sober for 19 years… Backstory to some of Tommy’s best songs, recording techniques, guitars… his TOP 3 Musical Experiences, favorite song he wrote, loads of cool stories just a lovely, down to earth guy who’s enjoying his life right now, A MUST LISTEN
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One of my favorite blues and soul artists, Tommy Castro is a triple threat as a great songwriter, a killer blues guitarist, and just an amazingly strong and soulful voice. Tommy’s won loads of well-deserved awards over his career: Bay Area Music Award for Outstanding Blues Album for his first solo studio LP, Exception to the Rule, as well as Outstanding Blues Musician... 2008 Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year for his Painkiller LP... In 2010, The Blues Foundation awarded Blues Male Artist of the Year, Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and Band of the Year... and just a few months ago, Tommy again won B.B. King King Entertainer of the Year, album of the year for Tommy Castro Presents A Bluesman Came to Town and, band of the year for Tommy Castro & The Painkillers. Also, a Bluesman Came to Town reached No. 2 on Billboard‘s Blues Albums chart.
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