GP loves to share in the rise of prodigal talents, and Marcus King graced the cover of the September 2017 “Youthquake” issue because he dazzles on every level—chops, soul, creativity, and transcendental live performance. King and his band throw down jazz-tinged Southern rock and blues with a level of intensity and virtuosity that brings the early years of the Derek Trucks Band to mind. The slide virtuoso showed his respect for King by guesting on “Self Hatred” from the Marcus King Band’s self-titled sophomore effort that was released in 2016 and produced by Warren Haynes.
In late September the Marcus King Band debuted “Homesick” and “Welcome ’Round Here” heralding Carolina Confessions, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson) and scheduled for release October 5th on Fantasy Records. It showcases the 22-year-old King’s maturation as a songwriter and includes a co-write with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.
As impressive as King is on tape, there’s nothing quite like witnessing his visceral live act. GP was at his first-ever Bay Area show when he opened for the Record Company at the Great American Music Hall, and it was truly thrilling to watch the audience react with pure astonishment, pointing at King while smiling at each other the way kids do when they are let in on a secret. Don’t miss King’s highly anticipated return to San Francisco on Tuesday, September 11th at the plush Great American Music Hall. Guitar Player Presents will be onsite with free magazines, plus D’Addario goodies, and a Mesa/Boogie pedal raffle.
For a chance to win a pair of tickets to see GP Presents the Marcus King Band click here and put “Marcus King” in the subject of your email. Include a sentence about yourself and why you want to go. Phone contact greatly appreciated for confirmation. Winner must provide their own transportation to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California, on September 11, and have their own accommodations in the Bay Area. Best of luck. Again, that email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
GP Presents the Marcus King Band, plus Bishop Gunn
Tuesday, September 11
Great American Music Hall
859 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94019
7pm doors / 8pm show