The Marcus King Band: Hometown Throwdown
Peace Concert Hall
Ring in the New Year with The Marcus King Band!
A 25-year-old guitar phenom and innovative songwriter, Marcus King can simultaneously switch from swaggering rock to supersonic soul, having written songs and performed onstage for half his lifetime. A fourth-generation musician, King started learning guitar at age three or four. He has played professionally since he was 11 and always knew he wanted to make music his life, following in his family’s footsteps. His grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father continues to perform live. This year he launched a Signature Gibson custom guitar modeled after the ES-345 his grandfather used to play.
From the start, King earned rave reviews for his kinetic musicianship with The Washington Post describing him as a “guitar phenom.” His debut solo album El Dorado topped the Americana radio charts and has received critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, American Songwriter, and Rolling Stone, who described him as an “electrifying rock performer.” King recently completed a string of dates with Chris Stapleton, who called him “one of his favorite artists” when he joined him onstage.
All five members of the band — drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, keyboard player, and sax player Chris Spies — create a blistering, yet soulful unit that has honed their synergy through endless touring.
Marcus King continues to re-write his fast-moving and surprising story. You can hear the change in the wisdom of his lyrics and deeply soulful vocals, bringing sheer musical command to every performance.
The Marcus King Band will be joined by Darby Wilcox & the Peep Show on December 30th and Marvin King Revue on December 31st