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Tomás Doncker

"Big Apple Blues" Serves An Appetizing List Of New York-Inspired Tunes

Brandi Andres | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Brandi Andres

With the addition of some smooth accompaniments, including harmonica, keyboards, horns and strings, to fill out the sound, Big Apple Blues serves up an appetizing platter of tunes about life's ups and downs in the big city.

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

A Soulful Music Man: An Interview With Tomás Doncker

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

If you ask him where home is: He most likely will say: "Anywhere from Brooklyn to Ethiopia and everywhere in-between. I'm a citizen of the planet."

Kevin Jenkins: From Sideman to Center Stage

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Kevin Jenkins has titled his debut solo album Step Inside, but he has literally stepped away from the background as a sideman and onto the foreground as lead singer/bassist of his own band.

Diablo Love: Tomás Doncker & Alfred Preisser Bringing the Music of Howlin' Wolf to the SummerStage

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 10.07.2013 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

It's Faust meets Romeo and Juliet. It's soul, funk, gospel and the blues. It's the music of the late Howlin' Wolf brought to life on stage. It is what you want to experience when you want to be taken away even for just a moment by a live musical and theatrical performance.

The Tomás Doncker Band Hollers the Blues of Howlin' Wolf

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't just the guitar that was loud, so was Chester's voice. And it got louder as his living conditions got tougher. His massive body, weighting up to 300 pounds, both scared and impressed people. Howlin' Wolf, the name his grandfather gave him, would become an important figure.

Marla Mase Roars for Peace

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

Marla Mase's self-portrait on the front cover of her new album Speak Deluxe actually does speak volumes about what she sings. The animalized photograph of her face verifies that Marla is peeved-off about something, or maybe everything.