Venue: Orleans Showroom
4500 W. Tropicana Ave.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: March 8, 2013 - March 9, 2013
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 4
Starting at $33.00
Southern rock pioneers Marshall Tucker Band hail from Spartanburg, S.C. and are best known for their use of the flute in most of their songs. Their sound is a fusion of Southern rock, jazz and traditional mountain music.
Signed to Capricorn Records in 1973, the band had more of a country-Western feel than their label mates The Allman Brothers Band.
"Can't You See" and "Fire on the Mountain" received heavy airplay in the '70s, and "Heard it in a Love Song" reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977.
Oddly enough, there isn't a band member with the name Marshall Tucker. Original bassist Tommy Caldwell explained in a 1973 radio interview that band was named after a blind piano tuner in Spartanburg because they liked the sound of the name. They didn't know the man, but saw the name printed on an old key ring that was left at the warehouse that they rehearsed at, where the piano tuner previously worked.
The band has recorded more than 20 albums and they continue to tour, performing up to 150 shows a year. In 2004, the band released "Beyond the Horizon" and "Carolina Christmas" the following year. In 2008, the band's song, "Can't You See" played in the opening and closing credits of Kevin Costner's 2008 film, "Swing Vote." "Take the Highway" was also used in the movie. The same year, the group released "Caroline Dreams Tour '77."
Two years later, Marshall Tucker Band released "Way Out West! Live From San Francisco 1973" and "The Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray: Soul of the South" in 2011. That same year, the group came out with its second greatest hits album since 1978.