Gold Entertainment is proud to announce that the Marshall Tucker Band will be performing live for one show only at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers on May 14. Special guest appearance by Jack Michael. Advance tickets are on sale now.
The Marshall Tucker Band is Doug Gray – lead vocals, B.B. Borden – drums, Tony Black – bass / vocals, Marcus James Henderson – keyboards / saxophone / flute / vocals, Chris Hicks – guitar / vocals and Rick Willis – guitar / vocals.
Whenever you drop that proverbial quarter into the virtual jukebox of songs that always manage to reach down and touch your soul the exact moment you cue them up, you inevitably find certain artists have a deeper resonance than others when it comes to providing the soundtrack that mirrors the highs and lows of your own life. The Marshall Tucker Band is one such group that continues to have a profound level of impact on successive generations of listeners who’ve been searchin’ for a rainbow and found it perfectly represented by this tried-and-true Southern institution for over five decades. “I’ve been in tune with how music can make you feel, right from when I was first in the crib,” observes lead vocalist and bandleader Doug Gray, who’s been fronting the MTB since the very beginning. “I was born with that. And I realized it early on, back when I was a little kid and my mom and dad encouraged me to get up there and sing whatever song came on the jukebox. It got to the point where people were listening to me more than what was on the jukebox! There’s a certain frequency I found I could share, whether I was in front of five people or 20,000 people. And once that frequency is there, everybody will listen.”
The Marshall Tucker Band came together as a young, hungry, and quite driven six-piece outfit in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 1972, having duly baptized themselves with the name of a blind piano tuner after they found it inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space — and they’ve been in tune with tearing it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe ever since. Plus, the band’s mighty music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a score of live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales many times over in its wake. A typically rich MTB setlist is bubbling over with a healthy dose of indelible hits like the heartfelt singalong “Heard It in a Love Song,” the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell), the testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” and the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” to name but a few.
While there is ample seating at The Ranch, please note the following ticket types: General admission tickets are first come first serve. A limited amount of reserved Tables of 10 are available. Special guest viewing area includes 2 drink tickets and is limited to 50 people. Sales tax is included in service fees.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are available by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX or online at either www.theranchfortmyers.com or www.goldentertainment.us.