Warner Theater welcomes Marshall Tucker Band in 2022


TORRINGTON – The Warner Theater is a stop for the Marshall Tucker Band’s 50th Anniversary Tour, at 8 p.m. on February 23, with the opening act featuring Dave Mason. Tickets are now available.

The Marshall Tucker Band continues to have a profound impact on successive generations of listeners who have “searched for a rainbow” and found it perfectly represented by this proven Southern institution over the years. decades.

“I have been listening to what music can make you feel, from my first time in the cradle,” said singer and conductor Doug Gray, who has led the ATV from the very beginning, in a statement.

“The Marshall Tucker Band was formed in 1972 as a young, hungry, and fairly motivated six-piece band in Spartanburg, South Carolina, after appropriately naming itself after a blind piano tuner after having called it. found inscribed on a key to their original rehearsal space – and since then, they’ve been ripping it up on live stages, big and small, all over the world, “the release said.” Plus, the mighty catalog The group’s music, made up of more than 20 studio albums and around 20 live releases, has racked up multi-platinum album sales several times.

A typical ensemble has hits like the heart song “Heard It in a Love Song”, the insistent pleading of “Can’t You See” (the signature tune of the late MTB co-founder guitarist and lead songwriter of the era, Toy Caldwell), the testimony of “Fire on the Mountain,” the gallop of “Long Hard Ride” and the explosive testimony of “Ramblin”, to name a few.

The secret ingredient to the continued success of the Marshall Tucker Band’s influence can be seen and felt from afar in many mainstream digital outlets (Netflix, Amazon, etc.). In essence, it was this inimitable sound style that helped make MTB the first truly progressive Southern band to honor this nation’s airwaves – proof of which can be found in the ever-changing grooves and speeds of “Take the Highway. “, the first song from their self-titled debut album from April 1973 on Capricorn Records, The Marshall Tucker Band.

Gray said he sees no end to the road ahead for The Marshall Tucker Band, whose legacy is carried on by the man himself and his band mates: drummer BB Borden (Mother’s Finest , The Outlaws), bassist / vocalist Ryan Ware, keyboardist / saxophonist / flutist / vocalist Marcus James Henderson, guitarist / vocalist Chris Hicks, and guitarist / vocalist Rick Willis.

“You know, I think it was Toy Caldwell’s dad who said, ‘There’s more to gray hair than old bones,’ and we still have a lot of stories to tell,” Gray said. “People ask me all the time what I’m going to do when I’m 80, and I always say, ‘The same thing that we keep doing now.’ We’re road warriors, there’s no question about it – and I have no intention of slowing down.

Dave Mason left Traffic in 1969 to pursue a solo career in the United States, and has written over 100 songs, has three gold albums: Alone Together, Dave Mason, Mariposa De Oro and a platinum album Let It Flow, which contained the top ten single “We Just Disagree”.

In addition to producing hits, Mason has performed on, or contributed to, a number of famous albums including: The Rolling Stones ‘Beggars Banquet, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, Paul McCartney and Wings’ Venus and Mars, and Jimi Hendrix’s Ladyland Kettle. Mason plays acoustic guitar in “All Along the Watchtower” on Electric Ladyland, a favorite.

For more information on The Marshall Tucker Band, visit marshalltucker.com or the official Facebook page.

To purchase tickets, visit warnertheater.org or call the box office at 860-489-7180.


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