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    Christmas 4 Kids Benefit Concert Set for Monday, November 23 at Nashville's Historic Ryman Auditorium

    Christmas 4 Kids

     

    Legendary southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band will take the reins as this year's headliner for the Christmas 4 Kids benefit concert at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

    "We're delighted to announce that the legendary Marshall Tucker Band will headline this year's Christmas 4 Kids concert at the Ryman," says Christmas 4 Kids PresidentLinda O'Connell.  "With the help of their iconic brand, we expect to pack the house at this year's concert for the children of middle Tennessee."

    Marshall Tucker Band lead singer Doug Gray adds, "The Marshall Tucker Band is beyond thrilled to be associated with this long-lasting organization that puts smiles on the faces of so many amazing children that deserve the best Christmas we can give them."

     The 2015 Christmas 4 Kids concert will be held at the Ryman on MondayNovember 23 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets are $36.50 and $60.00 and go on sale today at www.christmas4kids.org. All proceeds generated from the concert go to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.

    About Christmas 4 Kids

    Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree.  The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools, a day-long shopping excursion.  The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, dinner, and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Hendersonville Expo Center.  To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tennessee, Walmart,... read more

 

 



LIVE FROM SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA!

LIVE FROM SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA!

 

ALBUM REVIEW BY RELIX

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For a band classified by many as Southern rock, The Marshall Tucker Band never seemed satisfied with just rocking.  From their beginnings in the early '70s, their sound took plenty of changes musically -- swinging, grooving, jamming and going country -- and always stretched the boundaries.  Always a confident live act, MTB brought their A game to their South Carolina Music Hall of Fame Concert, recorded at Spartanburg S.C.'s Memorial Auditorium on Sept. 19, 1995.  Stellar sound quality enhances every detail, from the excitement of the crowd to lead singer Doug Gray's spirited drawl to multi-instrumentalist Jerry Eubanks' talented turns on flute, sax and Hammond organ.  MTB keep the energy high high from the start to finish with highlights aplenty, drafting fellow legends Charlie Daniels (dig his fiery fiddle work on "Long Hard Ride") and Allman Brothers stickmen Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, who join in with Daniels on the moving tribute to deceased guitarist / songwriter Toy Caldwell, "Searchin' for a Rainbow."

 -James Haag

 

 

 


Welcome 

One of the major Southern rock bands of the '70s, the Marshall Tucker Band was formed in Spartanburg, SC, in 1971 by singer Doug Gray, guitarist Toy Caldwell (born 1948, died February 25, 1993), his brother bassist Tommy Caldwell (born 1950, died April 28, 1980), guitarist George McCorkle (born 1947, died June 29th, 2007), drummer Paul Riddle, and reed player Jerry Eubanks. The group's style combined rock, country, and jazz and featured extended instrumental passages on which lead guitarist Toy Caldwell shone. The band was signed to Capricorn Records and released their debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, in March 1973. They gained recognition through a tour with the Allman Brothers Band and found significant success during the course of the '70s, with most of their albums going gold. Their peak came with the million-selling album Carolina Dreams and its Top 15 single "Heard It in a Love Song" in 1977. Since then, the group has continued to write, record, and tour, and entertain fans from around the world. Friend them on Myspace and Facebook!

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