John Marquess departs James King Band

John Marquess, bass player with the James King Band this past two years, has announced that he needs some time off the road.

John Marquess“The past twenty months I’ve been lucky enough to travel and do something I never imagined I’d get to do. I’ve had so much fun and been lucky to meet so many special people, fans and artists alike. To all I have met and become acquainted with I say thanks.

Although it’s been wonderful and I would not take anything for my experiences, I need take some time to slow down and spend with my family. I want to think James King for giving me the opportunity to play and sing with him and for all the wonderful venues we’ve been. I’ve played places and with artists that I would have never dreamed of. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and play with so many players that I looked up to and respect and have been fans of.

I will be doing some fill in work and a few other things as well. I’m just tired and need to take some time to rest up. I want to thank James for giving me a job and want to ask everyone to continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers, and go support him and the band any chance you get. I have the upmost respect of him!

There’s never been a more heartfelt singer than James King! I’m his biggest fan! Thanks again King!”

We expect to catch up with James later this week to see how is doing in recovery from multiple health concerns earlier this year.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.