Grand Marquis @ The Barrel House
$10.00 cover for the show
Grand Marquis epitomizes the fusion of tradition and innovation, infusing the essence of American roots from Kansas City blues to Memphis soul with the vibrant spirit of a New Orleans second line revelry. Their music resonates as a testament to the past while embracing the pulse of the 21st century. A symphony of resounding horns harmonizes with a rhythm section that grooves intensely, all set against the backdrop of soulful vocals, creating a captivating soundscape that showcases their masterfully crafted originals.
Hailing from Kansas City, Grand Marquis boasts an impressive legacy spanning 23 years, during which they’ve dazzled audiences across the United States with over 2,200 mesmerizing performances. With a discography comprising 8 full-length releases, they’ve also immortalized their artistry on vinyl from the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, with “The Sun Session.” A heartfelt tribute to KC soul singer Tony Ashley titled “Can’t Put You Down” further underscores their musical diversity.
Notably, Grand Marquis has earned prestigious recognition as a finalist in The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge, excelling in both performance and self-produced recording categories. Their accolades extend to numerous “Best Of” awards in blues and jazz from esteemed Kansas City publications, a testament to their enduring impact on these genres throughout several years. Grand Marquis isn’t just a band; they’re a transcendent bridge between musical heritage and the optimism for a united, melodious future.