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The Marshall Tucker Band

Artist Bio

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.

Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band’s current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, multi instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music.

The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C. when Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name “Marshall Tucker” from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space. In 1972, they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and others to national fame. The MTB opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs, and festivals.

In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad, and Travis Tritt with its definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country, and gospel. Now, thanks to the expanding scope of today’s music, a new generation of fans is learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long- that good music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.

In 1980, Tommy Caldwell died as a result of injuries from an auto accident. In 1984, Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle, and Paul Riddle decided to retire. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks with the blessings of the other three continued to record and perform as The Marshall Tucker Band. 1n 1993 Toy Caldwell, who wrote the majority of their songs, passed away, as did George McCorkle in 2007. Jerry Eubanks retired in 1996 and Doug Gray continues to lead the current band of fine musicians winning new young fans as well as satisfying the loyal fans of several generations.

Years of rigorous tour schedules earned the band the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” The Marshall Tucker Band earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label. During the 90’s, the MTB scored four hit singles on Billboard’s country chart and one on Billboard’s gospel chart. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of movies such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many others as well as many TV Shows.

“The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock & roll” says Gray. “They called us a Southern rock band, but we have always played everything from country, jazz, blues, rock & roll and all things in-between. As we’ve become older,” Gray grins, eyes twinkling, “our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But, no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.” Gray also notes that people have gotten “married and buried” to classic MTB songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See”. After 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring.

More than 40 years after forming, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, performing more than 130 live dates each year.

CMT (Country Music Television) named the MTB’s “Can’t You See” the #4 Greatest Southern Rock Song. The MTB’s debut
album, The Marshall Tucker Band, reigns as Gibson Guitar’s #5 Greatest Southern Rock Album. crowned the MTB’s “Can’t You See” as the #1 Southern Rock Song and in 2013, GRAMMY® Magazine named the group’s logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in music.


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Tour Dates

Aug 25 2019
Indian Ranch
Webster, MA
Aug 30 2019
IP Casino
Biloxi, MS
Aug 31 2019
Sam's Town Casino Robinsville, MS
Mountain Grove, MO
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Sep 05 2019
Uncle Sam's Amphitheater
Spanaway, WA
Sep 06 2019
Clearwater River Casino & Lodge
Lewiston, ID
Sep 07 2019
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox
Spokane, WA
Sep 08 2019
Knitting Factory Boise
Boise, ID
Sep 11 2019
Tulare County Fair
Tulare, CA
Sep 12 2019
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
Sep 13 2019
Los Angeles County Fair
Pomona, CA
Sep 14 2019
Peppermill Concert Hall
West Wendover, NV
Sep 27 2019
Wildcatter Saloon
Katy, TX
Sep 28 2019
Golden Nugget Grand Event Center
Lake Charles, LA
Oct 03 2019
Elevation 27
Virginia Beach, VA
Oct 04 2019
The Tangier Restaurant & Cabaret
Akron, OH
Oct 05 2019
Live on the Lawn
Kuttawa, KY
Oct 11 2019
Harvester Performance Center
Rocky Mount, VA
Oct 12 2019
Newberry Opera House
Newberry, SC
Oct 13 2019
Pawley's Island Festival
Pawleys Island, SC
Oct 17 2019
The Eagle @ Sugar Hill
Sugar Hill, GA
Oct 19 2019
Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Richmond Hill, GA
Oct 24 2019
Arcada Theatre
St. Charles, IL
Oct 25 2019
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
Sioux City, IA
Oct 27 2019
Greater Gulf State Fair
Mobile, AL
Nov 01 2019
The Palace Theatre
Stamford, CT
Nov 02 2019
Albany, NY
Nov 03 2019
Lynn Memorial Auditorium
Lynn, MA
Nov 04 2019
The Queen
Wilmington, DE
Nov 07 2019
Count Basie Theatre
Red Bank, NJ
Nov 08 2019
FM Kirby Center For the Performing Arts
Wilkes Barre, PA
Nov 09 2019
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Charles Town, WV
Nov 22 2019
River City Casino
Saint Louis, MO
Nov 23 2019
The Royal Grove
Lincoln, NE



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