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Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at Bob Hope Theatre for Feb. 27 show

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POSTED January 31, 2013 8:48 p.m.





STOCKTON - Tommy Castro & the Painkillers are playing Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre, 242 East Main St., on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $39.50 to $69.50. For ticket information go to or call 209-373-1400.
The band will celebrate the release of Greedy/That’s All I Got.

 Award-winning guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Tommy Castro has been playing his signature brand of rocking rhythm and blues professionally for over 25 years, thrilling fans around the world with his incendiary live performances. With his new, stripped-down, turbo-charged band The Painkillers, Castro has embarked on the next phase of his storied career. Along with original Tommy Castro Band bassist Randy McDonald, new members Byron Cage on drums and James Pace on keyboards, Castro pares his music down to its tough, raw core. Concert information is as follows:

Greedy is a sure-fire anthem for the times. The insightful, biting lyrics expose the hypocrisy of corporate and political greed, while the emotional guitar playing and pulsing rhythms drive the message home.

That's All I Got, the infectious, riff-heavy flipside, offers a simple solution to the ills laid out in Greedy: the power of love over money. Castro's melodic, potent guitar playing and pleading vocals tell the story of the song's narrator, who may not be rich, but who can offer plenty of love. With The Painkillers blazing behind him, Castro delivers an instant classic.

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