Orange Couch Sessions: Blues-Rocker Marcus King Performs New Song


BAY CITY, MI — Before the Marcus King Band makes a two-night, boogie-stomping stand at a Bay City bar, their namesake frontman stopped by The Bay City Times office for the latest installment of the Orange Couch Sessions.

The 20-year-old modern day blues-rock troubadour and guitar virtuoso visited The Times' office in downtown Bay City the morning of Thursday, July 28. King, who hails from Greenville, South Carolina, is playing with his six-piece band at BeMo's Bar, 701 S. Madison Ave., Thursday and Friday night.

King, whose band has opened for the likes of Foo Fighters, Gov't Mule, and Johnny Winters, initially played BeMo's on June 15 as part of a 25-date tour.  

The group released their debut record, "Soul Insight," in October on Evil Teen Records. Their sophomore album is coming out soon. To herald it, King performed a stripped-down, solo version of "Jealous Man," a song off the forthcoming LP.

BeMo's doors open at 8 p.m. both nights. On Thursday, Sprout is opening.