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Tommy Castro 

With the Brickhouse Blues Band. Wednesday, January 28, at the Beachland Ballroom.

Tommy Castro
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Somewhere, there must be a teenage guitar novice who's going to be inspired to play the blues after getting hooked on a Tommy Castro CD. That's what happened to Castro after hearing B.B. King's 1971 masterpiece, Live at Cook County Jail. Twenty-two years after that album's release, the Tommy Castro Band began building its reputation as the West Coast's answer to George Thorogood & The Destroyers with the issue of No Foolin'.

Castro's most recent studio album, 2003's Gratitude, celebrates his 10 years as a recording artist by paying tribute to the blues, soul, and R&B artists who have shaped his career. Castro covers 12 songs by John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, Otis Redding & Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave, Albert King, Wilson Pickett, and needless to say, B.B. King ("Bad Case of Love," which, oddly enough, was not included on King's Cook County Jail LP).

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