The Marcus King Band released their new album Carolina Confessions on Friday via Snakefarm Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning Dave Cobb and although it was originally meant to be produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Dan still features on the album as he co-wrote the song ‘How Long’.
The six-piece band are fronted by the multi-talented, 22-year-old Marcus King, whose expressive guitar playing, soulful singing and emotive song-writing make it clear that he’s a cut above the rest. You can also check out a great recent performance on Conan:
Since he was a teenager, he’s been trading licks with famous fans and mentors Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Haynes was so blown away by the then-19-year-old that he signed King to his Evil Teen label, releasing the band’s debut album, Soul Insight. You can read more about Marcus and the album in this great Noisey piece. Marcus King doesn’t strive for authenticity – it’s bursting out of his DNA in every note he plays and every word he sings. This focussed, firmly rooted artist isn’t just perpetuating the proud legacy of American rock and soul music; with the captivating, highly personal ‘Carolina Confessions’, he and his great band are adding their own eloquent chapter to that rich narrative.
Armed with a red-hot band of talented musicians, King will also be touring the UK next month following a huge US run, which includes a stint on the Tedeschi Trucks Band tour.
OCTOBER TOUR DATES
Thurs 25th – The Fleece, Bristol
Fri 26th – Islington Assembly Hall, London
Sat 27th – Night & Day Café, Manchester
Sun 28th – Stereo, Glasgow