Marcus King Band Heats Up the Hearts of Philly

All photos taken by Alyssa Kriner

Not even the arctic temperatures could stop the Marcus King Band from electrifying the nearly sold-out crowd at the TLA last Wednesday!

The National Reserve started the night with their version of Americana roots rock, the perfect segue into the blues/roots mashup MKB served up later.

Sean Walsh of The National Reserve

Marcus King gave Philly a dose of his Southern hospitality with his soulful voice that sounded clear as day. The band played mostly songs from their acclaimed self-titled second record (including fan favorite “Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That”), but offered some surprises in the form of covers like Blind Faith’s “Had to Cry Today” and Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come.” The band showcased their jam sensibilities and intertwined some improvisational journeys into the songs.

While you anticipate the next time Marcus King Band comes to town, check out some moments from the night below!

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