King of This Generation – Marcus King
Marcus King is one of the most talented musician of our generation. Being in the guitar ranks of John Mayer, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks. Along with his beautiful song writing and vocals. And we truly can’t wait to see him blow up even more when people realize he’s out there! Furthermore, this artist just proves that soul and blues music is still alive and well! This 24-year-old guitar phenom and innovative songwriter, can simultaneously switch from swaggering rock to supersonic soul.
Next up, is the album’s producer Dan Auerbach who helps establish him as one of the most soulful voices of his generation. With his vocal powers taking center stage on his debut solo record “El Dorado” which is out now. You can see from this video of Marcus performing ‘Wildflowers & Wine’ on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. All the talent that is ready to take on the world.
The Early Days
Marcus starts learning guitar at age three or four. More importantly, he starts to play professionally at age 11. Furthermore, he always knew he that music would be his life. Consequently, he’s a fourth-generation musician, and has followed in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live.
The Marcus King Band hails from Greenville, South Carolina in 2013, and is a tight knit group. Along with Marcus, Drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax/steel and guitarist Dean Mitchell. Each brings an irreplaceable combination of commitment, craft and soul to their work and are one of the hardest working bands today.
As of right now, Marcus King continues to re-write his fast moving and surprising story. You can hear change in the wisdom of his lyrics and deeply soulful vocals, bringing sheer musical command to every performance.