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Tommy Castro

A Bluesman Came To Town

I try to keep my music fresh by taking different approaches and writing and recording different types of songs. I want to stretch out musically, but I always want the songs to be my most authentic, to remain true to myself and my art. This time, I felt the need to do something I’ve never done before.

With A Bluesman Came To Town, what I have for you is a record of songs that tell a story. It’s the story of a young man from a small town. One day a guitar-playing bluesman comes to his town. From that point on, the young man’s life will never be the same. It’s based on a classic hero’s journey--the odyssey of a musician’s life.

I brought in the big guns this time and collaborated with legendary producer Tom Hambridge. I co-wrote most of the songs with him. In telling the story, I’ve tried to touch on the many different styles of music that I love.

I’m excited for you to hear it!—Tommy Castro

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Davina & The Vagabonds

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Davina and the Vagabonds is a jazz blues band based in the Twin CitiesMinnesota. Founded by frontwoman Davina Sowers in 2004, the current lineup consists of Sowers (vocals, piano, ukulele)[1] Zee Lozier (trumpet), Connor McRae Hammergren (drums), and features alternating upright bass and trombone players.

Known for her unconventional style and stage presence, Sowers has been critical of the music industry's expectations of women, stating in a Chicago Tribune interview, "I'm not going to be put in a machine and be sparkling when I come out." Besides American roots music, she has cited other major influences including Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and The Rolling Stones.[1] The band is known for their live performances, as featured on the 2009 album Live @ the Times and 2016's Nicollet and Tenth. Their forthcoming album, Shoot for the Moon, is scheduled for a 2024 release.

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Eef & The Blue Express

Eef and the Blues Express has been grooving the Colorado stages since 2010. They were a semi-finalist at the 2017 International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN, and were at the IBC previously in 2015. They play festivals in and out of state, have toured the Mid-West, and have opened for numerous national acts including Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Samantha Fish, and Nick Moss. Everywhere they play they are praised for their great musicianship, energy and good vibe. In 2015 and 2018 they were nominated by the local newspaper 'Westword' for 'Best Blues Band'. In 2019 and 2013 Eef was awarded 'Songwriter of the Year' at the CBS Members Choice Awards. 

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Rex Peoples & X Factr

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Awards and Accolades

“Best Blues Vocalist”, Colorado Blues Society

International Blues Competition Winner for the State of Colorado & International Semi-Finalist

Top 3 Album for 12 months running: Fried Food, Hard Liquor

Band leader, singer, song writer and voice coach

Blues in the School Educator

Frequent Festival performer

A Colorado Legend: Over 100 gigs per year

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Johnny O. Band

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The Johnny O. Band is a smokin’ band out of Boulder, Colorado. With funky grooves and high energy jams, their music is both captivating and danceable. The band plays many originals as well as some great songs by blues masters of the past. See the About Us  page for a full bio. Enjoy the website and we hope to  see you at one of our upcoming shows.