A Music Company Inc., is bringing award winning blues artist Tommy Castro & the Painkillers at the Crystola Roadhouse, 20918 HWY 24, Woodland Park, CO, on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Show time is 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are $23 general admission and $43 VIP (includes a reserved seat and choice of prime rib or catfish dinner). Tickets may be purchased on line at www.amusiccompanyinc.com or at the Crystola Roadhouse. Day of show tickets are $5 higher.
The Tommy Castro Band has been amazing audiences since its formation in 1991. On May 8, 2008, Tommy won the BB King Blues Entertainer of the Year Award and his album, Painkiller, won for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis. Not resting on his laurels, in 2010 the Blues Music Awards honored Tommy Castro with four awards; Band of the Year, BB King Entertainer of the Year, Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year, Hard Beliver, which was also chosen by the Living Blues Awards Reader’s Poll as best album of 2009. The 2010 Blues Blast Music Awards honored the Tommy Castro Band with the Best Blues Band Award. To say the Tommy Castro Band is one of the most popular blues bands in the world would be accurate.
Once again, the nominations come rolling in! For 2011, Tommy has been nominated as B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year. The Tommy Castro Band has been nominated for Band of the Year. Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue – Live!! has been nominated for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year.
2012 has brought some changes to the Tommy Castro Band. The band has been scaled down to four pieces. Gone are longtime horn players Tom Poole and Keith Crossan and returning on bass is founding TCB member, Randy McDonald. As Tommy explains “I’ve been wanting to simplify things. I’m hearing a grittier blues-based guitar driven sound, similar to the original TCB sound, but driven by new material. I have no desire to go back to anything, although I will be revisiting some of the better songs from our catalog, maybe doing something different with them.”
“Each time we bring the Tommy Castro to the area for a show, we see lots of familiar faces” explains Amy Whitesell of A Music Company Inc., promoter of the show. “Yet, at every one of his performances we see more and more newcomers because his popularity is growing. He’s at the top of his game, for sure. That explains why his shows sell out so quickly. It’s been 2 years since we brought Tommy in for a concert and I assure you, the Crystola Roadhouse will be packed!”
The Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region (COPPeR), has officially named October Arts Month, which, among other things, affords the opportunity to focus attention on the arts through local media, as well as provide an opportunity for local businesses, government and civic leaders to declare their support for the arts. A Music Company Inc. has long been a supporter of the arts through involvement with community organizations. CEO Amy Whitesell is a board member of the Pikes Peaks Arts Council.
A Music Company Inc. shows are sponsored by Hotel Elegante, Colorado Springs Independent, Peak Radar and Easy Street Designs.