Sunday, December 17, 2023

About Queens County Roots


The new single, Come On, Come On, is out now!
"a touch of genius" --Buzz Slayers
"kicks up some seriously rootsy dust" --Tinnitist

QCR has been called “the gospel of real life shit” (Divide and Conquer). The Queens, NYC-based band is home to the Southern-flavored songwriting of guitarist Marlon Hurt. As an expat Atlanta native living in New York City, Marlon’s music showcases a meeting of opposites: blues meets pop; hooks meet poetry. This playful take on established Americana styles led some critics to declare QCR one of the best emerging bands (Indie Spoonful; Please Pass the Indie).

Queens County Roots is the artists:
Shakar Brumfield, lead vocals
Marlon Hurt, guitar, vocals
Hope Johnson, keyboards, vocals
Josh Clark, saxophone
Katie McMurray, trumpet
Marcel Hamel, bass
Luke Gefell, drums

QCR also works closely with writer, artist, and producer Jesse Maxwell.

"It's almost like the gospel of real life shit" --Divide and Conquer

"deftly pulls from rock, blues, bluegrass, R&B, pop and gospel"--BucketList

"one of the best emerging bands" --Indie Spoonful

"tight as hell" --Please Pass the Indie

"If I was a good executive producer I'd be able to tell you everything about this band" --Indie Music LIVE!