Marquise Knox Man Child on LP
2010 Living Blues Award Winner for Debut Artist!
2010 Blues Music Association Nominee for Best New Debut Artist!
Man Child is the title of Marquise Knox's 2009 national debut and for good reason! Yes, he was just 16 years old at the time of its recording, but no, this is not another one of those guitar-hero, someday-my-vocals-may-mature, I-might-one-day-write-my-own-material records. This kid is flat-out for real! This is a man-sized offering of serious, mature blues.
In fact, it's the maturity that provides the shock value here. Sixteen years old?! Listen to that voice and you'll swear he's lying about his age. Guitar licks that are tasty and restrained, none of this hyper-active, self-absorbed speed metal that somehow gets confused with blues. Even blues greats like B.B. King, Henry Townsend, Robert Lockwood Jr., Big George Brock, Bob Margolin and Sam Lay have sung his praises so we're not talking about some novelty act here.
To top it all off, he's an original. All but one of the tracks on Man Child were penned by Marquise, and most of them were written in the studio, on-the-fly, a skill learned at least partially from one of Marquise's main heroes, Henry Townsend. This is a 16-year-old, inner-city kid who somehow has decided to become a dead-serious bluesman of the old-school variety. That just doesn't happen anymore. Clear the way for the Man Child!
“Already poised, confident, and brandishing an arsenal of powerful, no-nonsense vocal and guitar skills that projected not only way beyond his years, but way back to the spirits of the blues masters of yore.” - Jim O’Neal/Founding Editor of Living Blues Magazine
Marquise Knox Man Child Track Listing:
1. Love Making Machine
2. You Put Me Down
3. She's the One
4. Sometimes I Wonder
6. Juke Joint Blues
7. You Need love
8. I Go To Work
9. Clock on the Wall