Growing up in South Carolina, Marcus King found the guitar early in childhood and dug in deep. Sitting in at gigs with his father, blues guitarist Marvin King, taking jazz lessons from session player Steve Watson and absorbing music from hometown heroes the Marshall Tucker Band prepared him to release his debut album while still a teenager, thanks to another mentor, namely Warren Haynes. King’s top five riffs reflect his blend of southern soul, blues, rock and jazz.

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