Tomas Doncker

“Fuck Picking Cotton”: Sacha Jenkins’ THE 1865 Reinvents the Antebellum As Punk Rock Opera

By Tomas Doncker | April 8, 2019

“I can’t be quiet”

Tomas Doncker On Ye

By Tomas Doncker | June 2, 2018


Funk Master Tomas Doncker On Robert Plant

By Tomas Doncker | October 29, 2017

a meeting place of “Ecstatic Trance” and Post-Delta influenced blues Rock

Dan Whitley At Arlene Grocery, Saturday, December 5th, 2015, Reviewed

By Tomas Doncker | December 6, 2015

Dan has the skills to be a big time guitar hero but he chooses his talents to create moody soundscape that moves between his tragedy and his future

Rosanne Cash At The Americana Fest-Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors-8/9/14 NYC

By Tomas Doncker | August 12, 2014

If you are true fan of music, someone who actually has the patience to sit and listen to a lyric, to become enveloped the Nuance of old fashioned storytelling mixed with honest singing then you are someone who would’ve really enjoyed Saturday night’s show featuring Roseanne Cash, The Lone Bellow,Jim Lauderdale and Buddy Miller.

ELEVATION (The Upper Air )- Bernie Worrell Worrell + Laswell= Music Magic

By Tomas Doncker | February 5, 2014

Ikonoklast Bill Laswell for this article, he spoke of the lineage from which the three original soundscapes (and much of the overall “vibe” of ELEVATION) emerged.This music has to be felt, not analyzed, compared, judged or even listened to. It exists in the distance… past and future. Its’ roots go as far back as Miles Davis’ “In a silent way”. It’s beyond music. It’s part of the fabric. It’s Culture”.

Shemekia Copeland: The New Queen Of The Blues

By Tomas Doncker | October 11, 2013

Ms. Copeland’s high energy set included tunes from her 2013 Grammy Award nominated album “33 & 1/3” (“Lemon Pie” and “Somebody else’s Jesus”) as well as some of her classics (“Dirty Water”,”Never goin’ back to Memphis” and “Beat up Guitar

Jano At S.O.B.'s, Friday, August 16th, 2013, Reviewed

By Tomas Doncker | August 27, 2013

Jano lived up to the title of their debut release: ERTALE (The most continuously active/erupting volcano in Ethiopia-one of the hottest spots on earth) when they almost literally set S.O.B.’S on fire with their unique blend of traditional Ethiopian melodies and bone shaking,ass kicking rock and roll

Maceo Parker At the Blue Note, Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 Reviewed

By Tomas Doncker | April 27, 2013

Maceo and the band referenced signature vocal hooks from these classic jams throughout an original composition to give the feeling of a story being told. The start of a never ending journey.