Following the tragic events of the Charleston Massacre on June 17, 2015, Doncker wrote the album of a lifetime.
(New York, NY) December 23rd
I.M.P Music PRtoday announced the release of “The Mess We Made” the intense new record from Tomás Doncker and his True Groove All Stars. Examiner says of Donckers dynamic new record, “ It'll get you moving even though it deals with serious topics like racial injustice.” His previous record, a collaboration with Pulitzer Prize Winner Youseff Komunyakaa was called “ an eloquent slow burner that warms the listener to the Doncker vibe, welcoming her into the fervid blues he reserves for New York City.” while All About Jazz credits him with “channeling classic rockers like Hendrix.”
When the Charleston Massacre happened, Doncker found himself infuriated and grief stricken, driving him to write eight songs in four days. He went to his producer with no intention of recording the tracks, but one thing led to another and he wound up with his most passionate and driven record to date. An album that deals with heady political concepts, Doncker poetically pontificates about the state of racial inequality in America.
In the midst of what may very well be the busiest period of Doncker's career he and his True Groove All Stars, featuring iconic musicians such as Mac Gollehon, Marla Mase and Joshua Barret, are more focused than ever before. Fresh off a filming for MNN the band is getting ready to go on a short tour of the Northeast at the end of January.
About the record Doncker says, “great music transcends. It elevates and transports us to different places, to different states of mind. It opens the doors of healing and tolerance. Its mere existence makes us better! I've always wanted to be a part of that story. My participation in that far outweighs any so-called "career" I might have. No regrets or hesitation on my end as far as that's concerned.”
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