Six Shows Confirmed Including Concord Music Group Showcase & More
A powerful songwriting voice – Relix
NPR Music has featured The Marcus King Band’s song “I Won’t Be Here,” from their debut album Soul Insight, in its Austin 100 Mix, a list of great artists to watch at SXSW 2016. To download or stream “I Won’t Be Here,” go to: n.pr/1ngBMB0
Following their fully loaded winter tour, The Marcus King Band will perform at SXSW for the first time with six different events and showcases including the Concord Music Group showcase at The Yard. Full SXSW schedule below.
The Marcus King Band features Marcus King on lead vocals and guitar, Jack Ryan on drums, Justin Johnson on trumpet and trombone, Stephen Campbell on bass, Matthew Jennings on keyboards and Dean Mitchell on saxophone. Presenting 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 Warren 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.
In addition to mentoring and signing King to his label, Evil Teen Records, Warren Haynes is producing The Marcus King Band’s follow-up album, being recorded now and due later in 2016.
Marcus King Band at SXSW
3/16 – Radisson Hotel Second Play Stage – Venue TBD – 7pm
3/17 – Balcony TV Showcase/ Party On The Patio at Cheers Rooftop Bar – 416 E. 6th St. – 6pm
3/17 – Official SXSW Showcase/ The Belmont – 305 W 6th St – 9pm
3/18 – Concord Music Group Showcase/ The Yard – 1902 E Cesar Chavez – 12:45pm
3/18 – Official SXSW Showcase/ Buffalo Billiards – 201 E 6th ST – 10pm
3/19 – Sun Radio (KDRP) / El Mercado, 1302 S 1st St – 2pm
For full list of national tour dates go here:www.marcuskingband.com