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Owl 05-Oct-17
Hackbow 05-Oct-17
Owl 05-Oct-17
muzzy 05-Oct-17
Owl 05-Oct-17
elkmtngear 05-Oct-17
Rhody 05-Oct-17
Owl 06-Oct-17
Owl 06-Oct-17
Sharpstick 06-Oct-17
Hackbow 06-Oct-17
Owl 06-Oct-17
Owl 06-Oct-17
muzzy 07-Oct-17
Owl 07-Oct-17
From: Owl
05-Oct-17

It's been a rough summer for music lovers like me. With the passing of Cornell, Allman and, now, Petty, America has taken a serious hit to her great songwriters. Well, to lighten the sky, I wanted to introduce the Bowsite to a kid who has the bonafides to carry the torch.

Marcus King (only 21) has an old soul voice and amazing chops and tone on his guitar. Humble kid from Greenville, SC. More impressive, he crafts excellent songs. His band is phenomenal, branded jazz-influenced psychedelic southern rock, they have a sound all their own (like the greats mentioned above). Enjoy if you are so inclined.

From: Hackbow
05-Oct-17
Never heard of him Owl, but I will be paying attention from now on. It's as if someone said draw a line between Chicago and Tedeschi Trucks and drop a pin in the middle.

From: Owl
05-Oct-17
Interesting take Hackbow. The Trucks thing I get. Derek plays on a tune, "Self-Hatred" off the 2nd album. Indelible as always, you don't need to be told he is on the track. lol

I stumbled on Marcus doing a little back round research on Bonamassa's Keeping The Blues Alive cruise. He's all over Youtube. My daughter and I saw the band live in VA Beach. It was kinda of like watching the Allman Bros. kicking around Macon. There weren't 100 people there and they killed it.

From: muzzy
05-Oct-17
I hear some Warren Haynes and Gov't Mule in there.

From: Owl
05-Oct-17
muzzy, They're produced by Warren. Marcus cut his teeth on the ABB so,yeah, definitely. He's got Warren's sense of phrasing too, which, in my opinion is the best out there.

From: elkmtngear
05-Oct-17
Great voice and chops, talented kid!

Thanks for sharing.

From: Rhody
05-Oct-17
Put on my noise cancelling ear buds and turned it UP!

Yeah baby, this guy has potential. Old voice sound and excellent chops.

From: Owl
06-Oct-17
You folks have good ears.

"Rita Is Gone"- a favorite

From: Owl
06-Oct-17

"This Ol' Cowboy" cover

From: Sharpstick
06-Oct-17
Young Warren Haynes

From: Hackbow
06-Oct-17
Owl, on the first song you posted the horns and drums phrasing and transitions from 2:35-2:45ish sound a lot like several Chicago songs.

Thanks for the introduction, I've watched a bunch of his videos ("Rita is Gone" is destined to be a classic (a little Steely Dan in there maybe?)) since yesterday and shared with my wife. Unfortunately, none of his upcoming tour dates are anywhere near us, but I'll be keeping an eye out.

From: Owl
06-Oct-17
"Young Warren Haynes" - Yup. Closest comparison. Here he is with the man, himself, hittin' the note on "Hot 'Lanta"

From: Owl
06-Oct-17
Hackbow, they're still touring small festivals and bars. What amounts to a contemporary chittlin' circuit. But they're getting bigger venues all the time.

Last geek out:

From: muzzy
07-Oct-17

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Owl, really like this kids sound, new old School if that makes sense. Most definitely hear some Gregg Allman in his vocals and Warren in his guitar, thanks for sharing.

I was 10 feet away from Gary Hoey tonight! Amazing guitarist. Great show and dedicated it to all the first responders, police, firefighters and EMTs.

From: Owl
07-Oct-17
Nice seats, muzzy. :) The best memories are made in small venues. Hoey is definitely a talented player.

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