‘From growing up in the shop, I can tell if someone’s a good player from the first four seconds that they start playing.’ This is the measure upon which we are encouraged to judge the talents of our new favourite artist, Marcus King of the Marcus King Band. And wow, what an artist this guy is.
As part of their tour and album promotion, they stopped by Norman’s Rare Guitars to share a song. If his delicate and haunting playing of the guitar wasn’t enough, he sounds like a guy that has lost everything in his life except his suitcase — or, maybe he just had his xbox reboot pre-save game. In either case, it’s as blue as blues can get. King delivers a gorgeous sound and song at the drop of a hat, and one that’s very much worth a quick click no matter your mood.