Method To My Madness features ten new original tracks, plus Castro-ized versions of B.B. King’s "Bad Luck" and the soul classic "I'm Qualified." Tommy and his rock-solid band The Painkillers recorded live in the studio, bringing fresh, melodic fire to tracks like the one-two opening punch of everyman anthems "Common Ground" and "Shine A Light," the full-tilt energy of the title track and the searing, deep soul of "Died And Gone To Heaven." "Phenomenal and funky...soulful vocals and inspired blues-rock guitar"—Washington Post
Tommy Castro: Vocals and Guitar Randy McDonald: Bass and Background Vocals Bowen Brown: Drums, Percussion and Background Vocals Mich...
Tommy Castro: Vocals and Guitar Randy McDonald: Bass and Background Vocals Bowen Brown: Drums, Percussion and Background Vocals Michael Emerson: Keyboards
With Ari Rios: Percussion and Background Vocals Amber Morris: Background Vocals
Produced by Tommy Castro with help from Ari Rios, Randy Mc Donald, Bowen Brown and Bruce Iglauer Recorded and Mixed by Ari Rios at Laughing Tiger Recording, San Rafael, CA Recording assistants: Erin Tadena and Robert Johnson Pre-production Tal Morris at Ice House Studios Mastered by Collin Jordan and Bruce Iglauer at The Boiler Room, Chicago, IL Photos by Victoria Smith Front cover design by Scrojo Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec Executive Producer: Bruce Iglauer
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