THE MARCUS KING BAND RELEASE DUE NORTH EP
OUT NOW VIA FANTASY RECORDS
NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED
TORONTO, ON – October 27, 2017 – The Marcus King Band has released a new four-song collection titled Due North EP, out now via Fantasy Records. The EP is now available for purchase and streaming at all major retailers.
The digital-only EP consists of three songs the band recorded during their sessions at The Carriage House Studio in Stamford, Connecticut, for their sophomore album, The Marcus King Band, with producer, Warren Haynes, and a fourth live recording: an epic 15-minute medley of the band's Sharry Barry, Sliced Milk (Jeff Sipe cover), 25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago cover), I'll Stay (Funkadelic cover), and Gloomy Sunday (famously covered by Billie Holiday).
"The Due North EP is a love note from the band of words we didn't get to say," explains frontman, Marcus King. "Songs that are a big part of our live repertoire that we would like to share with everyone. Also included is a recording of the 'Sharry Barry' medley from Chicago last winter to give a taste of MKB recorded live."
In addition to Sharry Barry, the EP features two other original compositions, What's Right and Slip Back, along with a cover of the Marshall Tucker Band's, This Ol' Cowboy.
Recently, The Marcus King Band hosted their own music festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, which took place on October 6 and 7 at Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC and featured artists like Blackberry Smoke, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, David Shaw, Muddy Magnolias and more.
Late last year, The Marcus King Band released their sophomore, self-titled album on Fantasy Records. This year, the band made their network television debut on CBS This Morning Saturday where they performed Rita Is Gone and Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That. Marcus King made the cover of Guitar Player Magazine in August of 2017 as one of "10 Young Players Spreading The Gospel of Kick-Ass Guitar."
Throughout 2017, The Marcus King Band has toured non-stop across the US and Europe several times and has performed at The Ride Festival, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Lockn' Festival, Fuji Rocks Festival and many more. Find a full list of upcoming tour dates below.
1. What’s Right
2. This Ol’ Cowboy
3. Slip Back
4. Sharry Barry/Sliced Milk/25 Or 6 To 4/I’ll Stay/Gloomy Sunday (Live)
October 29: Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 30: State Theatre in St. Petersburg, FL
October 31: High Dive in Gainesville, FL
November 11: The Maple Leaf in New Orleans, LA*
November 22: Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, AL**
December 15: The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA^
December 16: The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA^
December 27: Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA
December 28: Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
December 29: Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
December 30: Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
December 31: Baltimore Sound Stage in Baltimore, MD
January 17-22: Jam Cruise in Miami, FL
February 26 – March 2: Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea in Miami, FL
March 9: All that Jazz in Blois, FR
March 10: All that Jazz in Moulins, FR
March 12: All that Jazz in Rodez, FR
March 13: All That Jazz in Agen, FR
March 14: All That Jazz in Periguex, FR
March 16: All That Jazz in Mer, FR
March 18: La Maladerie in Beauvais, FR
March 19: Casino in Dunkerque, FR
^ with The Revivalists
*Marcus King with Naughty Professor
**Marcus King with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band
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