AMM fave “Enough is Enough” from Rise Above by Tomar and The FCs is today’s featured track, but make sure to add the sensational “New Way” to your library, a single that’s turning 1 year old this weekend. Another burner with killer horns and Tomar Williams killing it on vocals, as always.
Music is a family affair for Williams. He started his career with his family’s bands in the late ‘80s along the Chitlin Circuit, and though the young Williams had never performed before, he carried a natural ability that shined immediately. He picked up various instruments with an instinct and versatility that was mind-blowing, in addition to having a voice beyond his years. In the early 2000’s, Williams and brother Salih became more involved in the production and songwriting end of music, but it was clear that those vocals belonged front and center. Tomar and the FCs was launched in 2015, a far different time from Williams’ first Austin gig in ’86-’87 with his sibs at a place called the Cave Club at 7th and Red River. But that award-winning voice was better than ever and ready to go.
It’s a show that must be experienced live. Tomar and the FCs takes over C-Boy’s Heart and Soul at 10 p.m. tonight and tomorrow night, sharing the bill with Go Machine this evening, and with The Soul Supporters tomorrow.
AMM Oct. 20 2023
Two nights with Tomar and The FCs at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul. Featuring Go Machine tonight, The Soul Supporters tomorrow.