Roots Rock, Blues, Southern Soul
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only twenty years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout the Warren Haynes-produced sophomore effort, The Marcus King Band. Operating within a fiery brand of American roots music, the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting, which have made MKB one of the most sought after live acts on the continent. Touching upon everything from funky R&B to southern soul and Americana in the process, The Marcus King Band features blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. A longtime champion of King’s songwriting and guitar prowess, Haynes deftly captured the group’s live sound for this collection of songs, noting “Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age.” With such high praise, Marcus King Band will surely be one of the most anticipated acts of Harvest 2017.