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The Marcus King Band Live In New York

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The Marcus King Band stopped by the Capitol Theatre in New York for a two-night stand that was a blistering blend of Southern rock and bluesy bliss.

Led by King himself, the band ripped through a series of originals like “Hard Working Man” and “Beautiful Stranger” as well as covers of tracks by Waylon Jennings (“Good-Hearted Woman”) and The Allman Brothers Band (“In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”).

I saw the second night (3/5) and marveled at how the 25-year-old King, who hails from South Carolina, is announcing himself as one of the great practitioners of the guitar. He plays with groove and heart and his musical dexterity belies his young age. The guy is already a master.

Brilliant show.

Setlist: Too Late, Hard Working Man, Turn It Up, Mountain Jam (The Allman Brothers Band), Beautiful Stranger, One Day She’s Here  Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues (Danny O’Keefe), Good Hearted Woman (Waylon Jennings), Too Much Whiskey, Thespian Espionage, Rita Is Gone, Homesick, Always, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (The Allman Brothers Band), Wildflowers & Wine, The Well