Doors/Bar Open 6:00pm
The Delta Kings 7:00-7:45pm
Tommy Castro 8:15-10:00pm
PRESENTED BY WWHP 98.3 THE WHIP!!!
tickets $15.00 in advance (and $18.00 at the door)
Tommy Castro’s song and title track of his acclaimed album Hard Believer (Alligator Records) won the Best Song in the Blues Category for the 2011 International Songwriting Competition. He has also received 4 BLUES MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR 2012 including… B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (he won this award in 2010 and in 2009) and Band Of The Year (they won this award in 2010).
Ever since he first picked up a guitar and started making music, Tommy Castro believed. He believed he would not only be able to make a living playing music, but could develop his own signature sound and style. From his start playing in local Bay Area cover bands to joining the much-loved Dynatones to touring the world with his own band, Castro’s belief in himself has been rewarded. Today he is famed not only for his hard-hitting, impassioned vocals and his blues-infused, rocking R&B sound, but also for his striking, original songwriting and exhilarating stage show.
“Castro navigates seriously funky Southern soul, gritty big city blues and scorching rock…his silvery guitar licks simultaneously sound familiar and fresh.” (The San Francisco Chronicle)
“He can do no wrong…soulful, heartfelt vocals and exquisite, stellar guitar. An inspired blend of blues, R&B, soul and roadhouse rock” (Blues Revue)