The Marcus King Band At Arbeitoer Hall - 12/16

Blues Rock in Bay City

Posted In: Arts & Entertainment, National Music,   By: Matt deHeus

09th December, 2016     0

The Marcus King Band returns to Bay City on December 16 for one night at Arbeitoer Hall (1304 S Wenona St, Bay City).  The South Carolina natives made their area debut last May, playing to capacity crowds at Bemo's Bar.  The band returned for a headline turn at the Freeland Blues Festival in August.

Since then, it has been a very eventful few months for ax slinging front man King and his talented bunch of troubadours.  The band has begun to gain national exposure, with stories appearing in places like NPR and Relix Magazine and a touring schedule that has taken them coast to coast.  The band’s second album, simply called “The Marcus King Band” has gained critical acclaim and guitarists such as Warren Haynes have endorsed the band in the most personal way possible – sharing the stage on occasion for spirited jam sessions where the young lion goes toe to toe with one the modern masters of rock guitar.

Check out this video clip to get an idea of the band's music.

Marcus King Band Live in the WFUV Studio

The King Band will be supported at the Arbeitoer Hall show by regional favorite, Barbarossa Brothers.  Consisting of guitarist Drew Pentkowski, bassist Ryan Fitzgerald and percussionist Loren Kranz, the band made a big splash on the 2016 festival circuit.  The band has been lauded for their musicianship and solid grooves. Their set will be based largely around songs from their debut album, scheduled for release in January, which offer a nod to Southern culture that belies their Michigan roots.  Fans of bands such as Tedeschi Trucks, Little Feat and the Subdudes are going to love Barbarossa Brothers.

The show is also acting as a Food Drive for the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission.  Canned goods will be collected at the ticket desk and those attending are asked to bring two non-perishable items if they can, in addition to the ticket price.

Doors open at Arbeitoer Hall at 6:00 PM and the show starts at 7:30 PM.  Tickets are $10 and are available at Electric Kitsch in Bay City, B & D Mini Mart in Munger, Records & Tapes in Saginaw or online at Brown Paper Tickets

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