On Friday night, The Marcus King Band hit Gramercy Theater in New York City, NY for a Phish late-night party. The band operates within the fiery American roots music that is influenced by soulful psychedelic southern rock, creating a musical environment seductive of fans old and new. King is known for his rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work, and heartfelt songwriting. The Marcus King Band broadens their sound, by touching upon multi-genres of funky R&B, southern soul, and Americana. Ever the multitasker, the 21-year-old musician bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar while soulfully driving each track home with his explosive voice. King is joined by a group of masterful musicians in their own right who stack the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Together, the band is becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.
The Marcus King Band heads to the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY tonight with Twiddle, and will close 2017 at the Baltimore Sound Stage in Baltimore, MD.
Check out a gallery from Friday night’s show below, courtesy of Eric Gettler.