(New York, NY) May 25th, I.M.P Music PR today announced the summer tour dates of Tomás Doncker and his True Groove All-Stars performing The Mess We Made. Examiner says of Doncker’s dynamic new record, “ It’ll get you moving even though it deals with serious topics like racial injustice.” His previous record, Big Apple Blues, a collaboration with New York State Poet Laureate/Pulitzer Prize Winner Yusef Komunyakaa, was called “ an eloquent slow burner that warms the listener to the Doncker vibe, welcoming her (sic) into the fervid blues he reserves for New York City.” while All About Jazz credits him with “channeling classic rockers like Hendrix.”
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 Josh David, are more focused than ever before. They are planning on using the storm of media attention following them as a jumping off point for an upcoming series of summer festival and club dates scattered across the East Coast that they have dubbed as The True Groove Summer Celebration. The potent message behind the music is the imperative that drives the band to leave it all out on the floor night, after night, after night.
About The Mess We Made, 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.”
Tomás Doncker and the True Groove All-Stars have performances scheduled at the following venues and festivals:
June 5th – Blues In The Loft, South Orange, NJ
June 11th-12th – Armonk Fol-De-Rol, Armonk, NY
June 18th – Trenton Art All Night Festival, Trenton, NJ
July 2nd – Paul’s Tavern, Lake Como, NJ
July 9th – Sprout Music Collective, West Chester, PA
August 27th – Sprout Music Collective, West Chester, PA
September 11th – South Mountain International Blues Festival, West Orange, NJ
For more information on The Mess We Made visit True Groove Records on FACEBOOK
For press inquiries regarding Tomás Doncker, please contact James Moore at James@IndependentMusicPromotions.com.