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Monday
Jun102013

Get a Serious Dose of Real Blues from Tomás Doncker's Howlin' Wolf Tribute EP

For the birthday of the late, great American blues artist known as Howlin' Wolf (Chester Arthur Burnett), prominent New York City soul artist Tomás Doncker and a team of pro musicians came together to record the cheekily titled "This Is The Tomas Doncker Band’s Howling Wold EP* We Hope He Likes It" EP. The set contains four Howlin' Wolf classics, an original written by Doncker and Japanese poet Yusef Komunyakaa, and an original by band member David Barnes. The band features Tomás Doncker on vocals and guitar, harp player David Barnes, pianist Nick Rolfe, guitarist James Dellatacoma, bassist Josh David and drummer Damon Duewhite.

With a gravelly, bellowing voice that's oozing with soul, and music that genuinely swings, this new release is not just a fitting tribute to Howlin' Wolf. It's recommended listening.

About the E.P, Tomás says "The idea of doing a project focusing on the legacy of Howlin' Wolf (and Classic Blues in general) had been bouncing around for awhile. The Blues is the heart of "Global Soul" and the opportunity to feature David Barnes (Harp) was something we were really excited about. When the "Diablo Love" Project was presented to me by Alfred Preisser (award winning director) it seemed like the obvious thing to do. Besides,Who doesn't like Howlin' Wolf?"

Legendary harp player David Barnes adds "In my mind , Howlin' Wolf is the John Henry of the Blues: A musical giant of mythic proportions, he commanded nothing but awe and respect while demanding it with (a handful of stage antics aside) nothing but dignity. It is a profound experience to join a Blues continuum through Hubert, to Wolf & the Chicago Greats, all the way back to Charlie Patton and beyond. In this way and through these efforts, the Blues shall continue moving ever forward."

 

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