Dirty Dozen Brass Band  •  Tomar and The FCs atThe Haute Spot
Saturday, February 17
Doors 6:00PM
Show 7:00PM

Celebrating over 40 years since their founding in 1977, New Orleans-based Dirty Dozen Brass Band has taken the traditional foundation of brass band music and incorporated it into a blend of genres including Bebop Jazz, Funk and R&B/Soul. This unique sound, described by the band as a ‘musical gumbo,’ has allowed the Dirty Dozen to tour across 5 continents and more than 30 countries, record 12 studio albums and collaborate with a range of artists from Modest Mouse to Widespread Panic to Norah Jones.

Tomar Williams got his start singing lead on the Chitlin
Circuit with his family band in the late 1980s. In 2015,
after several decades as a music producer and side man,
Tomar decided to return to his roots as a frontman. He
was introduced to a local instrumental band, the FCs, and
Tomar and the FCs was born.

The band have three recordings, “Day by Day”, “Heart
Attack”, and the latest, “Rise Above”, released on Splice
Records in 2020. They have toured all over the country
and have performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival,
Old Settlers Music Festival, SXSW, and in 2022,
Bonnaroo. At the 2023 Austin Music Awards, the band
won best R&B act and Tomar was named best male