LIVE: The Marshall Tucker Band

The Marshall Tucker Band took a "Long, Hard Ride" to Solana Beach and played a killer rock & roll show at the Belly Up on Sept. 3. Roots rockers Moonalice opened.

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The Marshall Tucker Band rock & rolled its way through the Belly Up on Sept. 3.
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The South Carolina-based rock band was firing on all cylinders!
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Moonalice delivered its psychedelic, roots-rock set earlier in the evening.
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The Marshall Tucker Band formed around 1972 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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The band plays a mix of rock, R&B, jazz, country and gospel and helped establish the Southern Rock genre in the '70s.
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They've gone through various lineups over the last 40 years.
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The current lineup is Doug Gray (vocals), Marcus James Henderson (flute, sax, pictured), Chris Jicks (guitar), Rick Willis (guitar), Pat Ellwood (bass) and B.B. Borden (drums).
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The "Marshall Tucker" in the band's name actually refers to a Spartanburg-area piano tuner, rather than a band member.
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From Wikipedia: "One evening, in an old warehouse they had rented for rehearsal space, someone noticed that the warehouse's door key had the name 'Marshall Tucker' inscribed on it, and suggested they call themselves the Marshall Tucker Band."
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Their self-titled debut album was released in 1973. Since then, they've released over 30 studio albums, live albums and compilations.
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The band's highest charting single was "Heard It In a Love Song," off their 1977 album, "Carolina Dreams" -- their most successful selling record.
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Other singles from the band include "Can't You See," "Fire on the Mountain," "Last of the Singing Cowboys" and "Dream Lover."
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Moonalice opened with their unique brand of psychedelia-tinged roots-rock.
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The band has been touring since 2007, and released their eponymous debut album in 2009.
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Their song, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has been downloaded over 2 million times.
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