Best Bets: Roadhouse rock at The Conway Muse

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDApril 1, 2014 

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Tommy Castro and his band, the Painkillers, blend of Memphis soul, gospel-flavored R&B and roadhouse rock on Saturday, April 5, at The Conway Muse, 18444 Main St., Conway.

STEFAN FALKE — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Tommy Castro and his band, the Painkillers, blend of Memphis soul, gospel-flavored R&B and roadhouse rock on Saturday, April 5, at The Conway Muse, 18444 Main St., Conway.

Tommy was honored at the Blues Music Awards as B.B. King Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and 2010, and Band of the Year in 2010. Tommy and his band-mates "Burned the Barn" in their appearance at the Muse last July, and headlined the second annual Skagit Blues Festival in August 2012.

The band includes Randy McDonald on bass, David Tucker on drums and James Pace on keyboards.

Tommy's latest album "The Devil You Know" was released in late January and is receiving airplay on KPLU's "All Blues" program, hosted by John Kessler.

Tickets are $25.

The Muse is the big white barn at the west end of Main Street in Conway, adjacent to exit 221 on I-5 All ages, free parking. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Contact: 360-445-3000, conwaymuse.com.

'SKY BLANKET'

"Sky Blanket," showing through Sunday, April 6, at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St., in Vancouver, B.C., features the work of Haida-Kwakwaka'wakw-Irish textile artist, Meghann O'Brien.

Meghann explores the emergence of the human spirit face in Raven's Tail textiles, evoking memory of place and objects in the past, present, and future. Inspired by her ancestors' works, knowledge, aesthetics, and ideas of the mountainous landscape of sky and snow, she reveals the intimate experience of her inner and outer worlds.

Details: www.billreidgallery.ca.

'TANGIBLE EVIDENCE'

Now in its 60th year, the Northwest Designer Craftsmen strives to stimulate public appreciation of fine craft by fostering the highest standards of design and craftsmanship.

For "Tangible Evidence," showing Thursday, April 3, through April 12 at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, members were asked to produce an artifact they considered important because it represents the memory of a culture, historical event, or human experience, real or imagined.

Details: 425-259-5050, http://www.schack.org.

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