Devil You Know, The
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With his turbo-charged new Alligator Records album, 'The Devil You Know', multiple Blues Music Award-winner Tommy Castro strips his music down to its raw essence as he rockets into the next phase of his storied career. The album, recorded in the Bay Area with his fiery new band The Painkillers and produced by Castro and Bonnie Hayes, is a contemporary blues tour-de-force. The album is an untamed, high-energy set of 13 songs, including nine written or co-written by Castro.
The tracks melodic and biting, energetic and fun are brought to life with sonic authority by bassist Randy McDonald (from the original Tommy Castro Band), keyboardist James Pace and original Painkillers drummer Byron Cage. In addition, many of Castro's friends and admirers, including Alligator label-mates Marcia Ball and The Holmes Brothers, add their talents to the proceedings. Other guests include guitarists Joe Bonamassa and Mark Karan, guitarist/vocalist Tab Benoit, vocalists Samantha Fish and Tasha Taylor and harmonica player Magic Dick. Each song comes loaded with emotional depth and muscular hooks courtesy of Castro's soulful singing, insightful lyrics and dynamic, potent guitar playing. With 'The Devil You Know', Castro - The Painkillers blazing behind him - unleashes an instant classic.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||CASTRO, TOMMY & THE PAIN KILLERS|
|Label||Only Blues Music|
|Music Genre Primary||Blues & Roots|
- 1. 1. 'The Devil You Know'
- 2. 2. Second Mind
- 3. 3. I'm Tired (feat. Joe Bonamassa)
- 4. 4. Center of Attention
- 5. 5. The Whale Have Swallowed Me (feat. Tasha Taylor)
- 6. 6. When I Cross The Mississippi (feat. Tab Benoit & Mark Karan)
- 7. 7. Mojo Hannah (feat. Marcia Ball)
- 8. 8. Two Steps Forward (feat. Magic Dick & The Holmes Brothers)
- 9. 9. She Wanted To Give It To Me
- 10. 10. Keep On Smilin' (feat. Mark Karan)
- 11. 11. Medicine Woman (feat. Samantha Fish)
- 12. 12. That's All I Got
- 13. 13. Greedy