SHOW REVIEW: Marcus King in Boulder (Scene Magazine 7/8/2019)

photo by Mikayla Sanford

Marcus King in Boulder
by Adam Perry for Scene Magazine 7/8/2019

Boulder was a jamband lover’s heaven over the weekend, with John Mayer fronting three of the four remaining Grateful Dead dudes as Dead and Co. at Folsom Field on Friday and Saturday and a slew of late-night shows in clubs and bars riding Dead and Co.’s coat-tails. The Boulder Theater, however, hosted Marcus King Band. The 23-year-old South Carolina guitarist and singer has roots in authentic blues and soul, having performed as a pre-teen sideman for his father (Marvin King), and he’s got at least one foot firmly in the fiery, jazz-influenced southern rock of the early Allman Brothers.  Most importantly, King has a focus on writing great songs rather than relying solely on his unmistakably virtuosic lead-guitar chops.


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