Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.
Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Band broadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice.
A benefit for Music & Memory Organization providing personalized music to dementia & Alzheimer’s patients. They are a non-profit that works with certified facilities around the country (6 in Fort Wayne) for personalized music therapy. There is a strong connection between music and bringing back memories for dementia and Alzheimer's patients.
Larry McCray's heart and soul are in the blues. Of that, there's no question. It's been 25 years -- award-winning ones at that -- of scalding-hot and tasteful blues from the Arkansas-born, Michigan-based singer, guitarist, bandleader, songwriter and heir apparent to a lineage that includes personal influences and heroes such as B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all of whom he's had the chance to meet and play with. McCray's eight albums have blended reverence for that tradition with his own soulful spin on the form, and those achievements have been noted with an Orville H. Gibson Male Blues Guitarist of the Year award as well as the Top Guitarist prize in International Blues Matters' 2014 writer's poll. But there's a part of McCray here that has a rock 'n' roll beat too, and he's following
that on his latest release,
THE MERSEY BEATLES
FOUR LADS FROM LIVERPOOL
Sgt. PEPPERS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
The World’s Only ALL LIVERPOOL BORN Beatles tribute band was the resident band for over a decade at the world famous CAVERN CLUB, where The Beatles got their start. These childhood friends have played in 20 countries, selling out shows worldwide.
2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. To celebrate the occasion, The Mersey Beatles will perform the entire album live! This special set will constitute the first half of an unforgettable Beatles experience. The second half of the show will see the boys return in the familiar black suits of Beatlemania and via a quick change they will take the audience on a trip down Abbey Road with 20 of the greatest hits from all eras.
See for yourself why JOHN LENNON’S sister, Julia Baird, said: “There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world, and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I have heard.”
Blues Bash-2017 tickets are on sale now! On May 6th, 2017, The League will host the Blues Bash fundraiser at C2G Music Hall featuring the Blues great “Toronzo Cannon”. General admission tickets are $20, VIP tickets are $75. VIP tickets include, reserved parking, reserved front row seating, dinner with Toronzo Cannon and the band, and limited free drinks. Please contact Judi Loomis at The League (260) 441-0551 to reserve your tickets, or place your order through our website.(260) 441-0551, email@example.com. This event will be a sell-out!