The pair start an 11-date tour, leading their respective bands, on Jan. 24 and will appear Jan. 25 at The Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass.; Jan. 26 at Nectar’s in Burlington, VT; Jan. 27 at The Acoustic in Bridgeport; and Jan. 28 at The Gramercy in New York City.
Best known for his work with Soulive and Lettuce, Krasno has been touring and The Eric Krasno Band since last summer. His latest effort, Blood From A Stone (Feel Records) features a complete change of direction from his 2010 debut where there was only one vocal track. This time around, there’s only one instrumental, albeit featuring guest guitar slinger Derek Trucks.
King, who recently turned 20, has been gaining plaudits for his performances as he fronts an eight-piece band. His second album, The Marcus King Band (Fantasy Records) was recently released and runs the gamut from straight ahead Southern blues-rock to a handful of ballads. King worked closely with Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes who produced the album, much of which was recorded at The Carriage House Stamford, Conn.