Exclusive: Stream The Marcus King Band’s Debut Album Soul Insight & Video For The Lead Track “I Won’t Be Here” via Relix
Album Out On Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen Records Oct 30; New Southeast Tour Dates Confirmed Including Nashville
Psychedelia, Rock, Improvisation, Soul & Acoustic Sounds Blend In Deeply Rooted, Highly Personal 12-Song Set
The potential for his music is endless. – Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers, The Dead) to Rolling Stone Magazine, July 2015
Following a run of knockout shows in New York, including packed sets at CMJ as well as supporting the Sun Ra Arkestra at the famed Brooklyn Bowl, Relix Magazine today is offering the exclusive album stream and new music video from Greenville, SC-based The Marcus King Band’s debut album Soul Insight. The advance listen comes ahead of the album’s October 30 release via Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen Records.
Featuring riff-driven rockers and big burnished tones—as well as a distinctive acoustic side—Soul Insight reveals King’s talents as performer, arranger and producer. With King’s singing slide resonator guitar and voice building to explosive crescendos, the album echoes the influence of his own guitar heroes including Haynes, his Allman Brothers Band foil Derek Trucks and Jimi Hendrix as well as soul influences Marvin Gaye, Ray Lamontagne, Gary Clark Jr. and others. Proof of the 19-year-old’s virtuosity and vision are on full display within Soul Insight’s fiery mix of rock, blues, psychedelia, funk, soul and improvisation.
For King, the journey that led to Soul Insight began accompanying his father, bluesman Marvin King, at gigs as early as age 11. From there, King’s talents and trajectory brought his own band across the country, opening for the Foo Fighters, Johnny Winter and, of course, Gov’t Mule and its leader, Warren Haynes. King hit Haynes’ radar thanks to the reputation the young musician earned around his native Greenville, South Carolina and its sister city Asheville, North Carolina, where Haynes grew up.
With the release of Soul Insight King will bring his unique playing talents to new audiences everywhere.
Marcus King Band On Tour
10/29 – Centre Stage – Greenville, SC
10/30 – Quest Brewing Company – Greenville, SC
11/07 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA w/ The Revivalists
11/11 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA w/ The Revivalists
11/12 – Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC w/ The Revivalists
11/13 – Music Farm – Charleston, SC w/ The Revivalists
11/14 – Cox Capitol Theatre – Macon, GA w/ The Revivalists
11/18 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN
11/27 – Cues & Blues – Paragould, AR
11/28 – Grimey’s In-store – Nashville, TN
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