Psychedelia, Rock, Improvisation, Soul & Acoustic Sounds Blend In Deeply Rooted, Highly Personal 12-Song Set
Confirmed For Austin City Limits Music Festival Oct 9; On Tour This Fall
The potential for his music is endless. – Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers, The Dead) to Rolling Stone Magazine, July 2015
Led by Greenville, SC-based guitar phenom and songwriter Marcus King, The Marcus King Band has confirmed the October 30 release of their debut album, Soul Insight, 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.
Produced by King and recorded at The Compound Studios in California, Soul Insight features Marcus King on lead vocals and guitar, Jack Ryan on drums, Anthony House on Bass, and Alex Abercrombie on organ and keyboards. Additional musicians on Soul Insight include Etienne Rivera on percussion, Harold Todd on tenor saxophone and flute, and RAFA on trumpet. “Recording the album was a really organic experience,” says King. “Whether I wrote the song or, in the case of the instrumentals, we developed them together as a band, we’d played them long enough so we were really comfortable with the material.”
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.
Soul Insight Track Listing
3. Fraudulent Waffle
5. Dave’s Apparition (Interlude)
7. No Decency
9. Booty Stank
11. Keep Moving
12. I Won’t Be Here
Marcus King Band On Tour
10/9 – Austin City Limits Music Festival – Austin, TX
10/10 – Heart o’ Texas Fair Complex – Waco, TX
10/17 – Rockwood Music Hall – New York, NY
10/21 – Stage One – Fairfield, CT
10/22 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Sun Ra Arkestra
10/24 – Trailblazer Park – Travelers Rest, SC
10/29 – Centre Stage – Greenville, SC
10/30 – Quest Brewing Company – Greenville, SC
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
11/27 – Cues & Blues – Paragould, AR
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