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Marcus King announces 'Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville' star-studded livestream series

The series will benefit MusiCares, a non-profit charity that helps struggling musicians
Marcus King (Getty Images)
Marcus King (Getty Images)

Marcus King has announced his new livestream series, 'Four of a Kind, Live From Nashville', on July 7 with special guest appearances such as Billy Strings, Brent Hinds of Mastodon and Devon Gilfillian. The four-night full production livestream series is benefitting MusiCares and will air every Monday at 8 pm Tennessee time, kicking off on July 13 and wrapping up on August 3.

Every episode will get a new theme. The first episode will feature the singer-guitarist and the rest of The Marcus King Band performing their studio album 'El Dorado' in its entirety. The LP was released in January 2020 and was recorded by Dan Auerbach in Nashville.

The second installment will see King joined by guests Billy Strings and Maggie Rose performing an all-night jam on July 20. The third, airing July 27, will head into heavier territory with Brent Hinds of metal heavyweights Mastodon and completely rock-charged music. The fourth and final Monday of the series will feature King performing a tribute of The Band's 'The Last Waltz' with additional star-studded support from Elizabeth Cook, Early James, Jennifer Hartswick and Gilfillian.

King said, “Putting on 'Four of a Kind' is a welcomed challenge for the band and I. After a few months off the road and some time to recuperate, we want to get together and make some music. It is all very new to us, performing with no audience and still trying to bring the same energy as a full live show."

"With some help from some of our closest friends and new ones too, a lovely crew of masked, socially distanced AND socially conscious people, we’re excited to have something we can all feel proud of and share with you all!” King added, according to Grateful Web.

Tickets are on sale with prices ranging from $10 for an individual event to $30 for all four nights. Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to MusiCares (the non-profit charity that helps struggling musicians), and Spotify’s Covid-19 Music Relief project will match donations up to a collective total of $10M. All shows begin at 8 pm and tickets are available on King’s website.

“We chose MusicCares as our charity for the event based on the amount of love and effort they have poured into the music community in times of need.” King said, adding, “They continue to help those that need it the most and we are thrilled to partner with them.”