The Jefferson Theater has a great treat in store Wednesday night. The Revivalists, a New Orleans-based rock/soul band that is no stranger to Charlottesville, headlines the show. Richmond-based The Southern Belles will bring their “funky, Southern psychedelic” performance. And leading off the night will be a young man from Greenville, South Carolina, by the name of Marcus King, accompanied by the Marcus King Band.
At 19 years of age, King has just released his debut album, “Soul Insight,” on Warren Haynes’ Evil Teen label, with each cut penned and produced by King himself.
Kings describes the cuts as “a message of letting go, that you aren’t alone in this crazy world.” Quite an accomplishment for one so young but the depth of his lyrics speak to emotions of someone much more experienced in life.
“I write from my head and my heart,” King said.
Not only does King’s guitar style up on that of his mentor Haynes, but one also can hear the Southern strains of Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn, amidst rifts of Jimi Hendrix and mixed with a soulful to downright powerful tenor voice that belongs to King alone.
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