Tommy Castro plays rockin' soul music fired by razor-sharp guitar work and urgent vocals. In 18 years and eight releases, he has built a huge live following and amassed over 220,000 scans, with his last release, 2007's PAINKILLER, currently over 27,000. HARD BELIEVER is Castro's Alligator debut and with the label's extensive promotional efforts behind him for the first time, he's sure to reach new levels of popularity. Produced by John Porter (Santana, Buddy Guy, Elvis Costello) and showcasing a t on of heart and soul. Six Castro originals, plus tasty Bob Dylan and Wilson Pickett covers.