Guitar virtuoso Marcus King found his way out of the darkness with 'Young Blood' : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music Podcast Marcus King's new album, Young Blood, sounds almost jubilant — but is the product of some very difficult years for the guitarist.

Guitar virtuoso Marcus King found his way out of the darkness with 'Young Blood'

Marcus King on World Cafe

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Set List

  • "It's Too Late"
  • "Dark Cloud"
  • "Goodbye Carolina"
  • "Blood On The Tracks"
  • "Hard Working Man"
  • "Side Door"

Marcus King is happy — for the first time in a long time. Back in the spring, the 26-year-old guitar virtuoso released Young Blood, a follow-up to his 2020 debut solo album, El Dorado. Despite how rocking the album sounds at first, King explains its the result of some very difficult years for King.

In this session of World Café, Marcus talks about how his music helped keep him going, his ever-deepening relationship with producer Dan Auerbach (who you may know as the singer and guitarist of The Black Keys) and shares what ultimately helped him find his way out of the darkness.

Content warning: This episode contains sensitive subject matter, including discussion of suicide.

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