Marcus King, The Well Review
Hailing from Greenville, SC. Marcus King has been playing professionally since he was eleven years old. A fourth-generation musician, he is steeped in blues and roots music tracing his lineage back to his fiddle-playing great grandfather, while his grandfather was a fiddler and guitarist. His dad is Marvin King, is a singer/guitarist who has toured nationally since the ‘70s. His pursuit of music often made him feel like an outsider but equally provided comfort, especially when he was thirteen and lost a friend during a tragic car crash. Marcus stated, “She was the first girl I had feelings for, that was a really heavy moment, and writing songs was my expression. I also had undiagnosed bipolar disorder and my appearance and interests were not embraced by my educators and their pupils. They were good folks but it kind of felt like being in prison and all I really needed to learn was music.” Marcus King’s latest single “The Well” from his upcoming album El Dorado, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, features legendary writers and players who have worked with artists from Bobby Womack to Elvis Presley.
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The Well (single)
Release Date: October 10, 2019
King has an undeniable vocal style that raises the rafters and shucks the listener off their feet, his masculine vocal register offers a gravely timbre that is authentically his own, filled with soulfulness that abounds.