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22nd Anniversary Season!
Celebrate the 22nd season of The District’s Blues in the District Concert Series.
Friday, August 23rd, join us as welcome Marquise Knox to the stage.
This is a free event in Washington park from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Free activities for children will be provided by Blessing Health System.
About the Artist:
Marquise spent his early teenage years in St. Louis being mentored by the late great Blues legend, N.E.A. (National Endowment of the Arts) Heritage Fellowship recipient and Grammy Award winner Henry James Townsend.
His debut album MANCHILD was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The album was recorded with world renowned guitarist Michael Burks and his band. The release received worldwide acclaim, including Living Blues’ Best Debut Artist Award and a Blues Music Award nomination for Best Debut Artist.
His second album Here I Am was also recorded at the legendary Blue Heaven Studios. I think this excerpt from the liner notes of Here I Am Jim O’Neil says it best “When you listen to Marquise you get the sense that this is what those masters must have sounded like as young men. Marquise’s blues are so transparent and bare. It’s so easy to feel his music as totally legitimate. That’s above all what makes it so appealing. That’s what makes Marquise Knox special. He’s the whole package. A throwback blues master on the rise. Anybody believe in reincarnation?”
This still young man has not only grown and matured as a musician, but as a citizen of this world as evidenced with his yet-to-be released song “I Know the Blues” which displays Marquise’s willingness to speak up and out loudly about the injustices still being endured in this world.
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