Rock, Soul, Improvisation & Psychedelia Blend On Debut Album Soul Insight Out Now Via Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen Records
Teeming with energy and confidence – Greenville Journal
Guitar phenom and songwriter Marcus King will bring his namesake band to Nashville this November for two shows celebrating the release of their debut album, Soul Insight, via Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen Records. Following recent praise from Guitar World, Relix and others, the band will play November 18 at The Basement East—both a full band set and as part of a super jam tribute to Derek & The Dominos with fellow guitar-whiz Daniel Donato—as well as a November 28 in-store at Grimey’s. See below for full show details.
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.
11/18 – The Basement East – Nashville, TN (Dead & Co. After-party)Tickets
917 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206
9:00pm – Heavy Pedal
10:00pm – Marcus King Band
12:00am – ALL STAR SUPER JAM Performing Derek & The Dominos’ “Domino Theory: Live from the Fillmore East” with special guests Daniel Donato & Marcus King
11/28 Grimey’s More Info
1604 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
5:00pm in-store performance
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