Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band got their start in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the early 1970s.
Their blend of rock, blues, jazz and country has kept this legendary band touring for nearly 40 years. In 1972, the band signed to Capricorn Records, the same label that skyrocketed The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie and others to national fame.
In 1973, the bands eponymous debut was released and was certified gold in 1975. The band was soon touring 300 days of the year and garnered 5 consecutive gold albums in the bands first decade.
For their ninth album, Running like the Wind the band made the move to Warner Brothers. Just after the release of Running like the Wind in 1980, bassist, Tommy Caldwell, was killed in an automobile accident. Franklin Wilkie filled in as bassist, but after 1983s Greetings from South Carolina, the band split up.
Five years later, Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks reunited to record new material with their sound changing from their blues roots to a more country sound throughout the 90s. The band has since re-released material from the 70s and continues to tour, playing between 150 and 200 shows per year.
Gray has this to offer about their rigorous touring schedule: “As we’ve become older our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.”