Spellbound by blues and rock artists at a young age, Tommy Castro picked up a guitar at age ten and never looked back. The B.B. King Entertainer of the Year has curated a sound and style built upon an unshakeable musical foundation – a dynamic mix of guitar-fueled blues, testifying Memphis-soaked soul, Latin-tinged funk and “grab-you-by-the-collar” vocals. In 2012, Castro’s music reached new heights with the formation of The Painkillers, and together Tommy Castro and The Painkillers have become one of the most in-demand live roots music arts performing today.
Tinsley Ellis is a world-renowned Southern blues-rock guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. The road warrior has captivated and amazed fans across the globe with his instantly recognizable sound that melds muscular rock ‘n’ roll and hard blues. His impressive catalog and stellar musicianship have earned him the love and respect of fellow musicians, like Buddy Guy, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Widespread Panic and Joe Bonamassa (who called Ellis “a national treasure”).