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Famed rock band comes to Minden

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The Marshall Tucker Band is coming to Minden on July 28.

Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, the band represents a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. The band will perform at 8 p.m. at TJ's Corral at the Carson Valley Inn.

The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, S.C., when Doug Gray teamed up with Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell, Paul T. Riddle, George McCorkle and Jerry Eubanks, borrowing the name "Marshall Tucker" from a piano tuner whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal space.

In 1972 they signed with Capricorn Records, the same label that guided The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie and others to national fame.

The Marshall Tucker Band opened shows for The Allman Brothers in 1973, and the following year, they began to headline their own shows across America due to the platinum-plus sales of their self-titled debut album. They toured constantly playing sheds, stadiums, theaters, fairs and festivals.

In years to come, The Marshall Tucker Band would wow critics and influence major country acts like Alabama, The Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt.

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Along the way, the band has recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and many compilations.

In 1980 Tommy Caldwell died as a result of injuries from an auto accident. In 1984 Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle, and Paul Riddle decided to retire. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks, with the blessings of the other three members, continued to record and perform as The Marshall Tucker Band. In 1993 Toy Caldwell, who wrote the majority of their songs, passed away, as did McCorkle.

Tickets range in price from $39 to $49. Visit carsonvalleyinn.com for more information.