Ruth Eckerd Hall to present Marshall Tucker Band

Ruth Eckerd Hall to present Marshall Tucker Band

CLEARWATER — The Marshall Tucker Band and BlackHawk will perform Friday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater.

BlackHawk also will perform. Tickets start at $68.75. This performance will be presented at 50% capacity. For tickets and information, visit

For nearly five decades, the Marshall Tucker Band has torn it up on live stages both big and small all across the globe. The band’s music catalog, consisting of more than 20 studio albums and a series of live releases, has racked up multiplatinum 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 testifying travelogue warning of “Fire on the Mountain,” the wanderlust gallop of “Long Hard Ride,” the unquenchable yearning pitch of “Ramblin’,” and the insistent pleading “Can’t You See” — the signature tune of MTB’s late co-founding lead guitarist and then-principal songwriter Toy Caldwell

According to a biography provided by Absolute Publicity, in the early fall of 1973, the Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage.

“We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” said founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray.

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