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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 04:19 PM
Being from Connecticut:

3/10: Dickey Betts in Southbridge Ma: 35$ for general admission smaller arena

3/14 and 3/15: Marshall Tucker 2 freebies at the Wolfden in Connecticut

3/24: I have my dead center Loge seats for the Allmans

4/19: The Outlaws another freebie at the Wolfden in Connecticut.

Im psyched!

Question: I saw MTB a few years ago when Doug Gray was there but couldnt sing. Ive read that after his operation his vocals arent doing well?? What does anyone think of the Outlaws today especially without Hughie...is either show worth going to...they are freebies

 
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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 04:36 PM
Most of thse guys were in their prime 30+ years ago, they lived hard, some died young, most are pushing 60 now but, the hard living and the miles on the road has made many of them much older then their years. it is what it is, if you have fun and enjoy whats left of the outlaws and tucker, more power to ya!, enjoy.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 04:48 PM
Free shows are always fun. Looks like a good way to welcome Spring.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 04:49 PM
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Most of thse guys were in their prime 30+ years ago, they lived hard, some died young, most are pushing 60 now but, the hard living and the miles on the road has made many of them much older then their years. it is what it is, if you have fun and enjoy whats left of the outlaws and tucker, more power to ya!, enjoy.


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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 05:03 PM
Let me start by saying MTB are one of my all time favorites. Someone had post asking our top 5 bands and MTB was one of mine. Last Friday I got free tickets to see them. I was the designated driver so sober. My friend was drinking and she turns to me and says,"I am I drunk or does this suck?" My reply was that we should just leave. It just wasn't doing it for me. Others were leaving also. However, there were lots of people really getting into it. No he can't sing very well anymore. If I were you I would give it a shot, you may be one of those that were staying. Enjoy the rest of your shows also.
 

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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 10:26 PM
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Let me start by saying MTB are one of my all time favorites. Someone had post asking our top 5 bands and MTB was one of mine. Last Friday I got free tickets to see them. I was the designated driver so sober. My friend was drinking and she turns to me and says,"I am I drunk or does this suck?" My reply was that we should just leave. It just wasn't doing it for me. Others were leaving also. However, there were lots of people really getting into it. No he can't sing very well anymore. If I were you I would give it a shot, you may be one of those that were staying. Enjoy the rest of your shows also.


I would not pay to see the MTB without Toy or Tommy Caldwell. Period.

I would pay to see the Outlaws, however, even without Hughie. Chris Anderson is a phenomenal player and put out one of the best records ever back around '94 entitled Old Friend, after the Warren tune, who plays on it along with Matt Abts and Mike Kach, Dickey's keyboard player.

Why the current version of the Outlaws hasn't recorded is beyond me.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2009 at 11:59 PM
See them all while you can!
 

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  posted on 2/8/2009 at 12:22 AM
Saw MTB for what I'll call the last time 2 years ago. Doug's voice sure isn't what it used to be. BUT.....it's partly the fan's fault - we made him sing Ramblin' too many times back in the day. Wish you could have seen them in the 1970's - Man! They were definitely all that and more. If you've never seen MTB, it might be worth checking out. I've seen them many times as they were one of my favorites of all time. But like I said. That was then and this is now. I'd give just about anything to see the original lineup do Ramblin, 24 Hours At A Time, Everyday I Have the Blues and Take the Highway like they did on Where We All Belong with Charlie Daniels as a guest. What an album!


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  posted on 2/8/2009 at 12:34 AM
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Let me start by saying MTB are one of my all time favorites. Someone had post asking our top 5 bands and MTB was one of mine. Last Friday I got free tickets to see them. I was the designated driver so sober. My friend was drinking and she turns to me and says,"I am I drunk or does this suck?" My reply was that we should just leave. It just wasn't doing it for me. Others were leaving also. However, there were lots of people really getting into it. No he can't sing very well anymore. If I were you I would give it a shot, you may be one of those that were staying. Enjoy the rest of your shows also.


I would not pay to see the MTB without Toy or Tommy Caldwell. Period.

I would pay to see the Outlaws, however, even without Hughie. Chris Anderson is a phenomenal player and put out one of the best records ever back around '94 entitled Old Friend, after the Warren tune, who plays on it along with Matt Abts and Mike Kach, Dickey's keyboard player.

Why the current version of the Outlaws hasn't recorded is beyond me.


I should add I wouldn't pay to see the MTB without George McCorkle, either...he was a big part of their sound and after all, he wrote Fire On The Mountain, one of their best tunes.

And to top it off, Paul Riddle isn't their drummer anymore, either. He is one the best drummers on the planet-always sits in with the ABB when they play Charlotte-but he won't play with Doug anymore, either.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 08:08 AM
pretty nice run...

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 08:24 AM
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Free shows are always fun. Looks like a good way to welcome Spring.



agreed, we get some real decent shows for free in the buffalo/niagara falls area throughout each summer. plenty to pick & choose from & when the weather is nice it's even better the past few summers we've had DTB, Mule, Dickey & his crew,Donna the buffalo, Joe Bonamassa, lots of 70's throwbacks & classic rock acts etc.... the outlaws (in Syracuse)

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 10:00 AM
J Cal, if you are of a mind, Dickey will be doing two nights at the Ridgefield Playhouse in May, but tix are 75 a pop. I agree, living in CT does grant us access to some good music sometimes!
 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 10:02 AM
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Being from Connecticut:

3/10: Dickey Betts in Southbridge Ma: 35$ for general admission smaller arena

3/14 and 3/15: Marshall Tucker 2 freebies at the Wolfden in Connecticut

3/24: I have my dead center Loge seats for the Allmans

4/19: The Outlaws another freebie at the Wolfden in Connecticut.

Im psyched!

Question: I saw MTB a few years ago when Doug Gray was there but couldnt sing. Ive read that after his operation his vocals arent doing well?? What does anyone think of the Outlaws today especially without Hughie...is either show worth going to...they are freebies

that sounds like a fun few week's

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 12:18 PM
I hate to say this but skip Marshall Tucker . I love the MTB but it was really painful listening to them. The Outlaws are still fun. I saw them a couple of weeks ago down at BB Kings NYC and the place was rockin . I was pleasantly surprised how good they were.
 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 12:27 PM
IMO, Marshall Tucker was finished when Caldwell, Riddle, McCorkle and Wilkie left in 1983 after the "Greetings From South Carolina" album came out. God Bless Doug Gray for keeping the flame alive but without Toy it just isn't the same. Some say the band was never the same after Tommy Caldwell died in 1980. A mere 3 years after his death the original Marshall Tucker Band broke apart.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 01:40 PM
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If you've never seen MTB, it might be worth checking out.


I have to take issue with this. If you never had the chance to see the band in it's prime, then forget about it. The MTB of today is about about as similar to the band in it's heyday as apples are to automobiles. I understand that we are all getting older and that some memories are hard to let go of... but the gravy training of some of these bands is just borderline sad. Isn't Doug Gray the only "original" member of the band still in Marshall Tucker? Where does it end?..when does it end?

Go see a good MTB cover band, Imho... it will be a much better reflection of the good 'ol days.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 02:49 PM
I might get flamed for this, but I won't see MTB since what they did several years back:

Dixie Chicks spoke some truth about being ashamed of being from Texas while in England and it was as if John Lennon said that the Beatles were bigger than Christ! So right after, MTB are playing a concert in the same town as the Chicks and they offer an "alternative" concert so that anyone with Dixie Chicks tickets are allowed in Free to their show. It was a crummy thing to do, turniing their back on fellow musicians and they should be put to rest. Used to really like them, but after that, not at all.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 02:58 PM
Well although MTB is NOTHING like what they were back in their day (and I saw them many times way back) - I recently saw them a couple years ago at the Starland Ballroom (free show also) and had a ball - it was great to just hear some of that old music live - we danced, had a grand time, and memories came flooding back to me.

Life is what you make it - no expectations, no disappointmens - it was just like going out and hearing a real good bar band do covers. I would do it again if the opportunity presented itself.

 

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  posted on 2/9/2009 at 03:21 PM
I was lucky enough to catch marshall tucker in 1978, and they were a powerful musical force!.
 
 


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