Marcus King Band plays to packed house at Bay City's BeMo's

BAY CITY, MI — Blues-rock sextet the Marcus King Band was met with a full-house at a Bay City bar, their lone Michigan gig on their 25-date tour.

The South Carolina group, fronted by vocalist-guitar virtuoso Marcus King, performed at BeMo's Bar, 701 S. Madison Ave., the evening of Wednesday, June 15. They played for more than an hour and a half, with King's sonorous voice and guitar skills turning their songs into extended, improvisational jams with a vintage, juke-joint flavor. 

The group played a bevy of songs from their debut LP, "Soul Insight," and a handful from their forthcoming followup record. They also threw in a couple of cover tunes, such as drastically reinterpreted of the Beatles' "Dear Prudence" and the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone."

The band's next stop is in Evanston, Illinois, on Thursday, June 16.

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