Innovative songwriter and guitarist Marcus King can simultaneously switch from swaggering rock to supersonic soul. He sarted learning guitar at age three or four, has played professionally since he was 11, and always knew he wanted to make music his life. A fourth-generation musician, Marcus has followed in his family's footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live.
The Marcus King Band, founded in Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, is his tight knit group, bringing an irreplaceable combination of commitment, craft and soul to their work.
From the start, Marcus earned rave reviews for his kinetic musicianship with The Washington Post describing him as a "guitar phenom" at age 20. 2018's Carolina Confessions, helmed by GRAMMY-Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson), topped the Americana radio charts and received critical acclaim from the likes of VICE Noisey, NPR and Rolling Stone, who described him as an "electrifying rock performer." Chris Stapleton called him "one of his favorite artists" when he recently joined him onstage.
Marcus King continues to re-write his fast moving and surprising story. You can hear change in the wisdom of his lyrics and deeply soulful vocals, bringing sheer musical command to every performance.
Is the Marcus King Band a soulful group of southerners who play a unique band of blues/rock or a rocking group of southerners who play a unique brand of blues/soul? The best thing about these guys is that you don't have to choose. Everything's in there. Like a meal that boasts multiple spices, The Marcus King Band sounds like nothing but itself.
- Double LP
- Includes the Full-Album Track List for the 1st Time
- Fraudulent Waffle
- Dave's Apparition (Interlude)
- No Decency
- Booty Stank
- Keep Moving
- I Won't Be Here