Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at Fitzgerald’s


Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at Fitzgerald’s

Hungry for some blues music? Come see blues artists Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at Fitzgerald’s Night Club in Oak Park November 20, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers (bassist Randy McDonald, keyboardist Michael Emerson, drummer Bowen Brown) are legendary for their vocals and instrumental audacity. Their fourteen albums have all been great successes. Their newest album, “Method to My Madness,” features pure music, produced by Castro without special sound effects. Castro wrote ten of the twelve songs.

Tommy Castro began playing guitar at age ten. His heroes were Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield and, of course the great B.B. King. His first band, the Tommy Castro Band, was the house band for the NBC show Comedy Showcase. Castro has won the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year Award, the highest award for blues music. His song “Hard Believer” won the International Song Competition.

“Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” Blues Review  “. . . irresistible contemporary blues/rock.” Billboard

Fitzgerald’s Night Club is located at 6615 West Roosevelt Road in Berwyn, on the edge of historic Oak Park. For tickets and more information, go online to

Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just a short drive or el ride to Fitzgerald’s Night Club, provides free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.