Marquise Knox

Band Info
Marquise Knox
Band Name: Marquise Knox
Official Website: Band Website
Origin: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Year Formed:
Band Members: Marquise Knox
Genres: Blues

Playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival May 30th







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“Marquise Knox was born in 1991 in St. Louis while his mother was visiting family. They returned to Granada, Mississippi, but moved to St. Louis for good a couple of years later. Marquise still resides in St. Louis, Missouri, but also spends a lot of time in Grenada, where he loves to fish and visit friends and family.

Marquise hails from a musical family deeply entrenched in the Blues. He learned how to play guitar from his grandmother whose family were sharecroppers and whose great, great grandparents were slaves. He also played with his uncle Clifford, who was a major influence in Marquise’s life.

For Marquise, Blues is his heritage and a way of life. He spent his early teenage years in St. Louis mentoring under the late great Blues legend, N.E.A. Heritage Fellowship recipient and Grammy Award winner Henry James Townsend. Marquise’s talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable blues performers such as blues legend and Grammy Award winners B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins and David “Honeyboy” Edwards (the latter two also NEA Heritage Fellows). He has also performed at dozens of festivals, and has toured Germany and played the Baden Blues Festival in Switzerland.” (more at

MarsBands Says

Marquise Knox is one of the most talented guitarists I’ve ever heard.  His background in Blues and his great fortune to be able to be mentored by Henry James Townsend have culminated to create one of the world’s youngest and greatest Blues musicians.  Some people wear their heart on their sleeve, Knox wears his heart on his guitar.

Marquise Knox is playing the 2012 Whitaker Music Festival at the Cohen Amphitheater on May 30th.  Music starts at 7:30pm.  You absolutely do not want to miss him.

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