Tommy Castro (born in 1955 in San Jose, California) is a blues guitarist and singer. He began playing guitar at a young age and was influenced and inspired by electric blues, Chicago blues, west coast blues, soul music, ‘60’s rock and roll and Southern rock. His style has always been a hybrid of all his favorite genres. Since the late 1980s he has led bands featuring a drummer, bass guitar player and saxophone player and they have been a prominent feature in the Bay Area blues scene. In 1994, he was signed to Blind Pig Records label and released his first album the following year. He has gained national and international attention ever since due to his touring, fun live performances and releasing six additional albums. His album Guilty of Love featured the last recording session for John Lee Hooker. In 2002 he was featured on the Bo Diddley tribute album Hey Bo Diddley - A Tribute!, performing the song « I Can Tell ». Castro and his band released Soul Shaker in February 2005. In 2007 the readers of BluesWax voted Painkiller as BluesWax album of the year and in 2008 he won the « B.B. King Entertainer of the Year » Blues Music award.


* Painkiller - (2007)
* Soul Shaker - (2005)
* Gratitude - (2003)
* Triple Trouble - (2003)
* Guilty of Love - (2001)
* Live at the Fillmore - (2000)
* Right as Rain - (1998)
* Can’t Keep a Good Man Down - (1997)
* Exception to the Rule - (1995)

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