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Exception to the Rule
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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Great Blues Album
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 11/28/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was first introduced to Tommy Castro when he played our local blues series here in Kalamazoo a few years ago. Since then I have seen him several times and he always puts on a great show. He has built quite a loyal following here and every time he plays our local 1500 seat theater (which is just about every year) he sells it out. Castro is a very good guitarist and he has a great blues voice. His music tends to incorporate a lot of R & B and soul into his traditional blues sound that provides a fun good time vibe to much of his material. His main foil in his band is saxophonist Keith Crossan who wails on his instrument and often shares lead duties with Tommy's Guitar. This album is a bit less soul oriented than some of his later releases and there is some really tasty stuff to be found on the record. Tommy writes all of the material with the exception of two excellent covers, Leon Russell's "Me And My Guitar", and Buddy Guy's all instrumental "Can't Quit The Blues". Of the Castro originals "Had Enough", "Nasty Habits", "Sho Enough", and especially "How Long Must I Cry" are solid blues workouts. If you are a fan of guitar blues with a bit of R & B and Soul mixed in, check out Tommy Castro."
SOLID BLUES ROCK
Bruce A. Nelson | BORON, CA USA | 05/04/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"THIS IS TOMMY CASTRO SECOND BEST CD,CAN`T GET A GOOD MAN DOWN BEING THE FIRST.I LIKE THIS CD VERY MUCH.THIS IS GOOD BLUES ROCK WITH A LOT OF GOOD SOLO`S.I DISAGREE WITH ANYONE THAT SAYS THAT TOMMY CASTRO IS NOT A GREAT GUITAR PLAYER.AND WHEN HE PLAYS THE BLUES AND STAYS AWAY FROM TRYING TO PLAY SOULMUSIC LIKE THE LIVE CD,HE`S A GREAT LISTEN.I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS CD."
THIS ALBUM ROCKS!!!!!
Martin Lemos | Millbrae | 03/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"EXCEPTION TO THE RULE by TOMMY CASTRO just rocks. It has a good blend of blues, soul and rock that is totally lacking from most of the music that is popular today. (Can u say N'SYNC or BRITTNEY SPEARS). Tommy has a great soulful voice, and on this album his backing band is top notch. Being from the San Francisco area, I have heard of Tommy for awhile and I can say that I dig his music. HOW LONG MUST I CRY is a slow blues song that Tommy really delivers the goods on. HAD ENOUGH, EXCEPTION TO THE RULE, NASTY HABITS, SHO' ENOUGH are rockin songs that showcase the bands talents as a whole. If you are a fan of the blues and of good music, then I highly recommend this album for you."