Marshall Tucker Band Schedule
As a true trailblazer of the Southern Rock genre, the Marshall Tucker Band is celebrated
for such good ol' tunes as "Can't You See," "Heard It in a Love Song," "Fire on the Mountain," "Love Some" and more.For five
decades, the Marshall Tucker Band has been mesmerizing audiences with their infectious and genuine brand of rock. Even today
in the 21st century, the band continues to influence and inspire modern-day groups as well as record and perform, scheduling
over 150 shows annually. From the Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill, New York, to the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield,
Ohio, you can always find the Marshall Tucker Band crisscrossing the nation, bringing the good times with them!
Tucker Band Background
Since the era of flower power, hippies and political mayhem, the original band mates, as well
as some later members, of the Marshall Tucker Band had been performing around the Spartanburg area as part of a host of different
group names. In 1966, members of these bands mingled to establish the Toy Factory, borrowing their name from Toy Caldwell
(guitarist). The Toy Factory's regularly revolving lineup included, at times, Caldwell, along with Jerry Eubanks, Doug Gray,
George McCorkle, Franklin Wilkie and Caldwell's younger brother, Tommy.
The band picked up where they left off, playing
clubs around Spartanburg, after a few of the band members served in the U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam. And, in 1970, they opened
for the Allman Brothers at their concert hosted at the "Sitar" music lounge in Spartanburg.
Two years later, Toy Caldwell
and McCorkle shifted the lineup around again, eventually settling on McCorkle (rhythm guitar); Tommy Caldwell (bass); Paul
Riddle (drums); and Eubanks (flute/tenor sax). The new band took the name, Marshall Tucker Band. The band was booked for a
gig at Grant's Lounge in Macon. Paul Hornsby and Buddy Thornton got a chance to listen to the band at Grant's and cut the
band's demo at Macon's Capricorn Studios.
The Marshall Tucker Band released their eponymous first album in 1973. It
earned gold certification in 1975. Toy Caldwell penned all of the singles, including "Can't You See" (1973). After the album's
debut, the Marshall Tucker Band took to an aggressive tour schedule, playing close to 300 shows annually over the span of
the decade. Even famous fiddler Charlie Daniels said that the Marshall Tucker Band "came onstage and just blew it out from
start to finish."
Daniels contributed to the band's sophomore album, A New Life (1974). The album claimed gold certification
in 1977. The double-album, Where We All Belong, also included Daniels as well as Elvin Bishop (blues guitarist). Searchin'
for a Rainbow followed and included the track, "Fire on the Mountain," which charted at No. 38 on Billboard. The Marshall
Tucker Band's Long Hard Ride album claimed its fifth gold certification in a row. And, its instrumental single, "Fire on the
Mountain," earned a Grammy nod. In 1977, Carolina Dreams arrived and earned platinum certification, cementing its status as
the most commercially successful album they had released. The infectious track, "Heard It In a Love Song," climbed to No.
14 on the Billboard charts. Carolina Dreams was followed by Together Forever released in 1978. The Marshall Tucker Band also
came out with a Greatest Hits album and an album called, Running Like the Wind.In 1980, following the release of their album,
Tenth, the band faced tragedy when Tommy Caldwell (bassist/co-founder) died from massive head injuries sustained in a car
wreck. The band was never the same after that and wasn't able to reclaim its commercial success established in the '70s.The
Marshall Tucker Band continued to cut albums throughout the '80s and '90s, and continues to tour and record today.
Marshall Tucker Band Albums
For nearly 50 years, the Marshall Tucker Band has been a prominent contributor to
the Southern Rock scene. Their albums include: The Marshall Tucker Band (1973); A New Life (1974); Where We All Belong (1974);
Searchin' for a Rainbow (1975); Long Hard Ride (1976); Carolina Dreams (1977); Together Forever (1978); Tenth (1980); Dedicated
(1981); Tuckerized (1982); Just Us (1983); Greetings from South Carolina (1983); Still Holdin' On (1988); Southern Spirit
(1990); Still Smokin' (1992); Walk Outside the Lines (1993); Face Down in the Blues (1998); Gospel (1999); Stompin' Room Only
(2003); Beyond the Horizon (2004); Carolina Christmas (2005); Live on Long Island 04-18-80 (2006); The Next Adventure (2007);
Carolina Dreams Tour '77 (2008); Way Out West! Lie From San Francisco 1973 (2010); The Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray: Soul
of the South (2011); and Live! From Spartanburg, South Carolina (2013).
Marshall Tucker Band Trivia
Marshall Tucker Band has made its way to the contemporary scene, having been referenced in the Florida Georgia Line tune,
"Cruise." Their tune, "Can't You See," was also included on the soundtrack for the Kevin Costner flick, Swing Vote (2008).
"Take the Highway" was also featured in the movie.
Marshall Tucker Band Concert Experience
Years and years
of rigorous tour schedules have reaped the Marshall Tucker Band glowing reviews and respect of critics, and the loyalty of
countless devoted fans. With a litany of hit singles like "Fire On The Mountain," "Heard It In a Love Song," "Can't You See"
and "Take the Highway," the Marshall Tucker Band has claimed seven gold and three platinum albums. During the '90s, the Marshall
Tucker Band scored four hit singles on Billboard's country chart and one on Billboard's gospel chart. Their music has been
highlighted on the soundtracks of flicks like The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, Shipwrecked, Smokey and the Bandit, Stop Loss, Taking
Chance and many others as well as many TV shows. Now is your chance to see this storied band come to life on stage. Pick up
your tickets today through StubHub so you don't ever have to miss a beat!