The Marcus King Band, the ensemble led by the young and soulful guitarist and vocalist Marcus King, has been on a skyward path since the release of their self-titled sophomore album in 2016, touring relentlessly and building a fervent global following along the way. In the time since, the band has gone from playing small rooms and midday festival sets to headlining national tours and even hosting their own two-day Marcus King Band Family Reunion festival, which is going down this weekend at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Earlier in the summer, the group headlined Reevestock Music Festival, an annual festival held in Elkin, North Carolina.
For their performance at Reevestock over the summer, The Marcus King Band performed a tune called “What’s Right,” which will be featured on the group’s upcoming new EP, Due North. This latest recorded work from the group is slated to be released on October 27th, with the band noting that the four-track album is “a love note from the band of words we didn’t get to say. Songs that are a big part of our live repertoire that we would like to share with everyone.” In addition to “What’s Right”, Due North also will house two other studio tracks—“This Ol’ Cowboy” and “Slip Back”—and an exclusive live recording of the band’s “Sharry Barry” medley from a performance in Chicago last winter.
You can check out a pro-shot recording by LL2 Productions of The Marcus King Band’s performance of “What’s Right” at Reevestock Music Festival, which was held on August 3rd and 4th of this year, below. For more information on the group’s upcoming projects and performances, head to their website.
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