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.
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.
Thanks for sharing.
Yeah baby, this guy has potential. Old voice sound and excellent chops.
"Rita Is Gone"- a favorite
"This Ol' Cowboy" cover
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.
Last geek out:
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.