"It's almost like the gospel of real life shit" --Divide and Conquer
"one of the best emerging bands of 2019" --Indie Spoonful
"deftly pulls from rock, blues, bluegrass, R&B, pop and gospel"--BucketList
"kicks up some seriously rootsy dust" --Tinnitist
"If I was a good executive producer I'd be able to tell you everything about this band" --Indie Music LIVE!
Queens County Roots might affectionately be described as blues pop. Marlon grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, digging the blues, while his friend Alex Fedorow (of Gillian) was working the dance music scene in his native Queens, NY. Together, they conceived of a blues-based band that is heavy on rhythm and hummable melodies. With Chris, Jesse, Hope, and Josh, QCR mashes these blues and pop influences together into music that makes bodies wanna get up and move.
Jesse Maxwell, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, vocals
Hope Johnson, keyboard, vocals
Josh Agulnick, bass
Chris Glover, drums
Jesse is a Toronto transplant and a Trans Phatt Records R&B solo artist. Marlon is the main songwriter of the group, and was the driving artistic force behind the original blues band, The Hurt Project. Hope is a trained pianist who grew up in Brooklyn and is half of the duo Hope and Maggie, with over a quarter million views on YouTube. Josh is a multi-instrumentalist from Boston, formerly with the group Wonder City. Chris is originally from Vancouver, and a veteran of NYC-based bands like Dear Comrade and Circadian Clock.