Marshall Tucker Band next concert at Penn's Peak
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Lead singer Doug Gray, an only original member of The Marshall Tucker Band, sings during a previous concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. The Marshall Tucker Band is returning for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday.
Two popular Southern rock bands will be appearing Saturday night at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.
They are The Marshall Tucker Band, with the opening act being The Bounty Hunter Gang.
The Marshall Tucker Band is a Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band's blend of rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s.
The band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.
They have never played less than 150 shows per year, sometimes playing as many as 200. T
hey continue to play noting that their fan base is getting younger, but they credit that to the fact that their new fan base is probably the children of their original fans.
The Marshall Tucker Band borrowed the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space.
Throughout their career, they have earned 7 gold albums and 3 platinum albums.
In the '90's their success grew even more and they added 4 hits on Billboard's Country chart and one on Billboard's Gospel chart. Lead singer and founding member Doug Gray says, "But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off."
Formed in 1995 in Northeastern Pennsylvania, this band has been opening for national acts (The Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchet and 38 Special, just to name a few) within six months of their inception.
Even though they are opening for national acts, they continue to play at over 50 clubs and bars throughout Northeastern and Central PA.
In 2007 The Bounty Hunter Gang released their first CD of original music entitled Separate Roads.
The lineup of Penn's Peak concerts is as follows:
• 4 - The Marshall Tucker Band with The Bounty Hunter Gang, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
• 11 - Johnny Winter. Opening acts: Mike Zito and Clarence Spady, 7:30 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.
• 28 - Gregg Allman, 8 p.m. Tickets $37 and $32.
• 29 - Dark Star Orchestra, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance and $29 day of show.
• 30 - Rusted Root, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.
• 19 - Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m. Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show.
• 24 - The Pink Floyd Experience, 8 p.m. tickets $35 and $30.
• 11 - ARRIVAL- The Music of ABBA, 8 p.m. Tickets $28 and $23.
• 12 - Big Shot, The Ultimate Billy Joel Experience, 8 p.m. Tickets $17 advance, $22 day of show.
• 19 - Loretta Lynn. Opening act, The Secret Sister, 8 p.m. Tickets $48 and $38.
• 25 - Slaughter & Jani Lane, 8 p.m. Tickets $24 advance, $29 day of show.
• 26 - Molly Hatchet & Blackfoot, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show.
• 14 - Dave Mason, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance, $27 day of show. (Tickets on sale Saturday).
• 29 - Travis Tritt, 8 p.m. Tickets $42 and $37. (Tickets on sale Saturday).
• 24 - Uriah Heep, 8 p.m. Tickets $22 advance and $27 day of show. (Tickets on sale Saturday).