The Marcus King Band: 2016
The Marcus King Band and Eric Holland at WFUV (photo by Kristal Ho)
In the liner notes of The Marcus King Band's 2015 debut album, Soul Insight, no less than Warren Haynes is quoted as saying, "There's this young guitar player/singer from South Carolina named Marcus King, who is starting to stir up quite a bit of dust, and I think the potential for his music is endless."
In fact, Haynes was so knocked out by the young artist that he took him and his band under his wing and produced their new record which is simply called The Marcus King Band. Fans of Haynes and his work in the Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule will find plenty to like in these guys, who are well rooted in Southern rock but incorporate jazz, psychedelia and whatever serves the song.
Get to know The Marcus King Band in this FUV Live session. You can also see the band live at "Downtown Comes Uptown" at Lincoln Center.