Marcus King Band

Marcus King Band. / Donated photo

The Marcus King Band brings Hometown Throwdown to the Peace Center on Saturday, July 13, at 8 p.m.

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Marcus King is a Blue Ridge Mountain boy, born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. At only 22 years of age, this fourth-generation musician has been writing songs and performing on stage for half his lifetime, delivering a southern fried brand of blues and psychedelia inspired by rock n’ roll.

King doesn’t strive for authenticity, he never had to—it’s busting out of his DNA in every note he plays and every word he sings. This focused, firmly rooted artist isn’t just perpetuating the proud legacy of American rock and soul music; with the musically enthralling, deeply personal new album Carolina Confessions, he and his great band are adding their own eloquent chapter to that rich narrative.

All the members of King’s band – drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player DeShawn “D-Vibes” Alexander – create a blistering, yet soulful, unit that has honed their synergy through endless touring.

Tickets for the Saturday, July 13, 8 p.m. performance by The Marcus King Band are $25-$35 and may be purchased by calling 864.467.3000 or 800.888.7768, in person at the Peace Center Box Office or online at www.peacecenter.org. Tickets go on sale to Peacekeepers beginning now and go on sale to the public on Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m. Handling fees will apply to phone and online sales.

For more information about the Peace Center and its upcoming events, visit www.peacecenter.org.

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