Born St. Louis, Mo, Marquise hails from a musical family deeply rooted in the blues. For Marquise, the blues is his heritage and way of life. He spent his early teenage years in St. Louis mentoring under the late great blues legend and Grammy-winner Henry James Townsend. Marquise’s talents have earned him performing rights with some of America’s most notable blues performers, such as B.B. King, Pinetop Perkins, and David “Honeyboy” Edwards.
Knox’s debut album Manchild was nominated for a Blues Music Award for Best New Artist Debut. The album was recorded when he was 16 with world-renowned guitarist Michael Burks and his band. Marquise released his second album, Here I Am, in 2014, once again recorded at the legendary Blue Heaven Studios in Salina, Kansas. In 2019, Marquise was tapped as the opener for a tour with ZZ Top and Cheap Trick.