Roots-rock guitarist and singer Marcus King and his band made their national television performance debut on Tuesday. The band from South Carolina performed live on "Conan" to help promote their upcoming studio album, Carolina Confessions. The band premiered two the new singles set to appear on the album last week with “Homesick” and “Welcome ‘Round Here.” They debuted another one of their new tunes for the live taping on Tuesday with an uptempo rock track titled “Where I’m Headed.” A video of the performance can be watched in full by clicking here.
The album’s lead track fits somewhere right in the middle of the ballad “Homesick” and their more traditional roots-rock power anthem “Welcome ‘Round Here.” As heard in the video, the song is catchy and delightfully fun, being fueled by King’s opening guitar riff and directed by his powerful trademark vocals. While King’s guitar is the core of his band’s instrumental lineup, the horns being played by bandmates Justin Johnson and Dean Mitchell provide for the perfect amount of polish and shine to really help the song stick out and pull the listener right into the real-time adventure - King’s raunchy guitar solo certainly helps as well. The fans and curious onlookers out in the audience weren’t the only ones impressed by King’s performance, as the show’s outspokenly hilarious host was quick to congratulate the band following the song by proclaiming “Good god, that was fantastic!” We agree, Conan.
Carolina Confessions is currently scheduled for an Oct. 5 release via Fantasy Records. Marcus and his band are currently performing across North America, having started their ongoing world tour back in early May. The tour continues this fall with upcoming performances at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall and Denver’s Gothic Theatre in September, just to name a few. Tickets to select shows on the band’s upcoming tour schedule are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.