Tommy Castro
& The Painkillers
Tue, Feb 24, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Jaqua Concert Hall, The Shedd Institute
“Irresistible contemporary blues-rock…street-level grit and soul” – Billboard
“Phenomenal and funky…soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar.” – The Washington Post
“Tommy Castro and The Painkillers are a crackling, stripped-down band with plenty of grit and a rocking soul.” – Jambands.com
After years of playing guitar-driven blues and R&B backed by a tight horn section, Castro introduced The Painkillers live in 2012, creating a lean, mean four-piece lineup, with the drum chair now held by David Tucker. Fueled by Tommy’s voice and guitar plus bass, drums and keyboards, the band released the 45rpm single Greedy / That’s All I Got later that year (both songs are included as bonus tracks on the new CD). Greedy quickly became one of Castro’s most-requested songs. An attention-grabbing video for the song has already received over 150,000 views on YouTube. The Chicago Sun-Times calls his music “fiery and soul-drenched.”
Castro views the harder-edged sound of The Painkillers as a natural extension of the music he’s been making since he was a teenager. “The Painkillers really get me back to my roots. It feels to me a lot more like it did when I first started playing with my friends as a kid. Bands were always just three or four guys playing for the fun of it,” Castro recalls. Now, Tommy Castro And The Painkillers are pushing the music to another level.
Associate Events
Tuesday Feb 24
6:00 pmPre-Performance Dinner
Ticket/Venue Info
Tommy Castro Ticket Prices
Seat LvlFull PriceDiscount Prices
10%  15%  20%  Stud. 
A33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  16.50 
B33.00  29.75  28.25  26.50  16.50 
C29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  14.50 
O29.00  26.25  24.75  23.25  14.50 
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Eugene, Oregon
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NHT 2014-15 Schedule
August, 2014
Fri 15Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
October, 2014
Fri 10Chris Smither
Wed 22Loudon Wainwright III
Fri 24Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
November, 2014
Thu 06PROJECT Trio
Sat 15Makana
Thu 20Black Prairie
Fri 21Red Molly
December, 2014
Wed 10Mariachi Sol de México
January, 2015
Mon 12Blues Harmonica Blowout
February, 2015
Fri 06Marcia Ball
Wed 11Over The Rhine
Sat 14Chuck Redd Quartet
Thu 19Vijay Iyer Trio
Sat 21Honey Whiskey Trio
Tue 24Tommy Castro & The Painkillers
Sat 28Hapa
March, 2015
Wed 11Edgar Meyer
Sun 15Tweedy
April, 2015
Wed 01Charlie Musselwhite
Thu 09BoDeans
May, 2015
Fri 08Hanneke Cassel
Sat 09Nellie McKay
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