The Marcus King Band "The Marcus King Band"

It's a bit startling to realize that the eponymous frontman of this band is a 20-year-old guitar wiz, and even more so when he sings "I've been hurt so many times" in that world-weary voice. Clearly, King has been steeped in Southern soul and rock and has learned his lesson well. His elders in the guitar-playing world are impressed with him as well, as both Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks make guest appearances on the band's sophomore album. (MS)