Marquise Knox - Marquise Knox Direct-To-Disc


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AAPO 011
UPC: 753088101137
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2010 Living Blues Award Winner for Debut Artist
2010 Blues Music Association Nominee for Best New Debut Artist

"Blue enthusiasts in St. Louis have known about Marquise Knox since he was fifteen years old and already demonstrating vocal skills and stage presence that rivaled veteran performers two or three times his age. Now people elsewhere are beginning to catch on; Knox has been fielding requests to appear at blues festivals across the United States and in Europe, in addition to his busy gigging schedule at home." Winner of Best Blues Artist 2010 - Riverfront Times, 2010

"...That this music is getting recorded and released is by itself a good thing, but the fact that it comes out on audiophile vinyl is a whole lot of icing on the cake. As for the sound, this was analog like I remembered it (minus the hiss, wow, and flutter), with a warm, in-the-room feel from the drums, bass, and acoustic piano and a rich, full sound from acoustic guitars." - Jeff Wilson, The Absolute Sound, April/May 2010

One of the most exciting young blues players to emerge in quite some time, Marquise Knox embodies the soul and essence of a seasoned veteran, with a command of guitar, harmonica, vocals, songwriting and showmanship that belie his 18 years of age.

From St. Louis, Knox grew up listening to B.B. King, Lightnin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Albert King, and, despite the neighborhood influences of his peers, has yet to stray from deep-rooted traditional blues. He's already performed with legends like Henry Townsend, Honeyboy Edwards, Robert Lockwood Jr., Bob Margolin, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Louisiana Red, Lazy Lester and Sam Lay.

And he's an original. The original songs recorded here were written by Knox literally within a day of this recording.

Knox has performed on the past three Blues Masters at the Crossroads bills. As the youngest performer on lineups chock full of legends, he's still prevailed as one of each year's most obvious favorites.

Now 18 years old, this is a kid who somehow has decided to become a dead-serious bluesman of the old-school variety. Marquise Knox is a certified throwback.

1. High Class Woman
2. Tend To Yo Business
3. Through The Pain
4. You Better Pray
5. Last Letter Home
6. Mr. Charlie

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 6 person(s) rated this product.

This Is A Must Have

posted on 02/18/2013
5 Stars
Reviewer: Richie
This is a must have, the sound is hard to believe, it's just like youre there. Marquise Knox is the only new blues i own, he's keeping traditional blues alive for the next generation to get into. This is in my top 5, in my opinion ,a perfect sounding recording , top notch performance/material, all around 10's. get this one, you wont find it anywhere else but here. would love to see a part 2 of this .....maybe "rise up now" album perfomed live at blue heaven....hmmmmm.

a bargain

posted on 05/22/2012
5 Stars
Reviewer: Jorge Ferreira
A bargain with an outstanding sound and music.

This young man... is the blues!

posted on 10/10/2011
5 Stars
Reviewer: Gordon Stanley
Received my D2D last week and kept it wrapped up in pristine condition to take to a meeting of the Los Angeles Orange County Audio Society yesterday in Bel Air, CA at Weinhart Design; played on the Clearaudio Statement Turntable, hot Clearaudio Concept Turntable and the Goldfinger Statement Cartridge powered by an all tube pre and amp system by E.A.R.

This is a rich system beyond my checkbook, but I had to hear the best on the best... the best recording technique, the best young blues artist, and one of the best audio systems around. What a treat.

It wasn't a perfect match for being in the church in Salina, KS but it was mighty close I would say 98%. Chad and his team have outdone themselves with a great recording preserving an amazing artist for years to come. All great inspiration to add the blues festival to my bucket list and get out to Kansas.

This is my 3rd D2D and I plan to buy more soon.

My humble thanks.


posted on 06/01/2010
5 Stars
Reviewer: jason
Had to write a review for this one. Marquise Knox is an incredible talent and the direct-to-disc sound quality is as smooth and warm as could be - not even a hint of background noise. This album is really something special; don't hesitate to check it out. Can't wait to check out the other direct-to-disc offerings. Highly, highly recommended.

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