Tomlinson has a very real talent with musical hooks. . . almost every tune
bristles rhythmic choruses rich with sizzling rhythms and memorable
melodies. . . a perfect illustration of a performer whose optimism far
outshines his dark side.
~Don Heckman, LA Times
The whole sell-out crowd at Michael Tomlinson's concert connected deeply
with his intimate performance and propelled him to a graceful two-hour
troubadour tour-de-force of singing and story-telling.
~ Beau Brendler, Anchorage Times
Michael Tomlinson's music truly explores the issues of the heart.
~ James Redfield, Author of The Celestine Prophecy
Michael's CDs feature his appealing tenor and melody-rich songs that focus
on healing and unity among humankind through understanding and honest
~ John Roos, LA Times
Through the years of my broadcast experience Michael has always had the
ability to turn the ear, I've made many friends playing his music and the
for his Florida appearance was so worth it. The pleasure of his melodies,
lyrics and voice and the great sense of clarity, incredible!
~ Sunny Robbins, WDDR - FM, Florida
Tomlinson's music conveys an obvious spirituality, not necessarily in the
religious sense. His song writing explores human emotions and reaches the
listener - going straight for the heart.
~ Tom De Savia, Cash Box
I don't know of very many singer/songwriters who can stamp quality
craftsmanship on every single album they've released. Michael Tomlinson
can! With every opportunity I get to recommend music, he's first on my list.
~ Sandy Shore, KXDC, Monterey Bay, CA
Tomlinson is rare in the music world of catchy lyrics and elaborate
techniques, He gives it to you straight. His genial voice offers a comfortable,
down to earth feeling and it's easy to believe what he sings.
~ Nancy J. Caldwell, LA Jazz Scene
There's no preachiness in his songs of love and love of Earth, just the voice
of a regular guy.
~ The Seattle Weekly
Tomlinson is thoughtful, passionate, upbeat and fresh in a contradictory
~ Kelly Gilbert, Baltimore Evening Sun
Tomlinson is a singer whose allure is simplicity and honesty. It's the lyrics
of his songs and how he sings them that makes Tomlinson stand apart.
~ Steve Cole, Anchorage Times
Calling Me Back to the Wild is a delight from beginning to end. The
tastefully produced collection of melodies benefits from a singing voice that
could wring sunlight from an eye-chart. Like such kindred artists as Bruce
Cockburn, Danny O'Keefe and David Wilcox, Michael demonstrates that he's
got a stronger-than-ever grasp on the form.
~ Wood & Steel Magazine
Michael's music is rich in reflections, while celebrating the passionate love
felt between people.
~ Ann Buzenburg, The Celestine Journal
I highly recommend Michael's songs to anyone with a desire to open their
~ John Lee, Author of The Flying Boy
A voice unequalled by any other male singer I know. His uncanny ability to
cascade over a series of notes while singing only one syllable seduces the
senses. His lyrics are fired with energy and ripe with emotion.
~ Victory Music Review
Michael Tomlinson is one of the most gifted singer/song-writers of this or
any other decade. He has the rare ability to touch listeners hearts. His fans
are passionate about his music.
~ Rob Moore, Program Director - KCFE, Minneapolis
Tomlinson's melodic, jazz-inflected songs deal with the need to be honest
with others...his clear, breezy tenor is strikingly beautiful.
~ Gene Stout, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Besides having a clear, strong voice, Michael is a wonderful poet and
His songs speak to the feelings of love, delight, introspection, joy and
pathos, creating for the listener a sense of community with both the artist
and the entire planet.
~ Rhonda Dicksion, Seattle's New Times
The best concert I have ever been to!
~ Kristi Renkievicz, Route 41 Magazine