This past weekend, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion brought a slew of talented acts to Black Mountain, NC’s Pisgah Brewing Company for two memorable days of music across the brewery’s two stages.
In addition to a pair of headlining sets by festival hosts The Marcus King Band, the Family Reunion featured performances by The Revivalists, Chuck Leavell & Friends, Billy Strings, Dumpstaphunk, The Devon Allman Project Ft. Duane Betts, Nikki Lane, Carl Broemel of My Morning Jacket, Naughty Professor, Dynamo, Geoff Achison, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, Shady Recruits, Steelism, Travers Brothership, and April B & The Cool. The festival also featured plenty of collaboration, including an appearance by Marcus King during The Revivalists’ performance and several guests sit-ins during The Marcus King Band’s Saturday night “Family Jam” set.
The Marcus King Band’s second-annual festival coincided with the release of their brand-new LP, Carolina Confessions, released on Friday, October 5th. As King explained to Billboad about the album,
I wanted this record to focus a little bit more on songwriting and the structure of the tune itself.” King describes the ten-song catalog as “the confessional side of things. Music, for me, is a way to say what’s on my mind and kind of a way to explain that — just like true confession, if you feel guilty and want to get some things off your chest. That’s how writing is and making music is for me.
The Marcus King Band – Carolina Confessions – Full Album
Below, you can check out a beautiful gallery of photos from the second day of The Marcus King Band Family Reunion 2018 courtesy of photographer Emily Butler.
For a full list of The Marcus King Band’s upcoming performances, head to the band’s website here.