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Tommy Castro and the Painkillers
May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tommy Castro & The Painkillers:
Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counter-culture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes—the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy’s own sound was born.
Supporting Act: The Symbols
We are very excited to be inviting The Symbols back to the Armory to kick off music on the main stage. The Symbols are a blues/funk/rock trio from Fort Collins, Colorado. With an amazing combo of re-stylized cover songs you know and love, as well as original tunes these guys really pack a punch! The female front to this Colorado trio has a strong soulful voice that will send chills down your spine while the rhythm section holds it down and keeps your head bobbing.