Southern rockers Marshall Tucker Band to perform


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WHO: The Marshall Tucker Band.
WHAT: Southern rockers.
WHEN: 8 p.m., July 18.
WHERE: The Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown.
HOW MUCH: $39 to $59.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 973-539-8008 or www.mayoarts.org.

Southern rock favorites The Marshall Tucker Band perform hits such as "Heard It in a Love Song," "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain "and "This Ol' Cowboy" at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, July 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 to $59.

Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, The Marshall Tucker Band represents 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 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.

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.

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 Mayo Performing Arts Center is located at 100 South St., Morristown. For more information or tickets contact the box office at 973-539-8008 or www.mayoarts.org.

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