PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2018) – 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 including to Kentucky this spring for shows in Lexington (March 1 at Manchester Music Hall) and Prestonsburg (May 19 at the Mountain Arts Center).
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 highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws; multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson playing flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals; Pat Elwood on bass guitar and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, with the later two being disciples of the Caldwell Brothers hailing from Spartanburg, SC. Additionally, 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 a powerful force in the world of music. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song,” “Fire On The Mountain,” “Can’t You See,” and “Take The Highway,” they earned seven gold and three platinum albums while they were on the Capricorn Records label.
Tickets for the Marshall Tucker Band’s March 1 performance in Lexington are on sale now. Tickets for the band’s Prestonsburg show on May 19 go on sale Friday, Feb. 16 at the Mountain Arts Center box office and at macarts.com. Presale is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 15 online with the code MTBMAC.
For more information, including a full tour itinerary, visit marshalltucker.com.