The Marshall Tucker Band is a southern rock band. Compared to southern rock pioneers and label-mates The Allman Brothers Band, Marshall
Tucker had a more country and western feel, with the flute being a key lead instrument in their sound. “Can’t You See”, “Fire on the Mountain”,
and “This Ol’ Cowboy” are among their songs that received appreciable FM radio airplay, while “Heard It in a Love Song” made it to #14 as a
single on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1977. Original bassist Tommy Caldwell died in a car crash on April 28, 1980. His brother, guitarist Toy
Caldwell, died of respiratory failure on February 25, 1993. The Marshall Tucker Band still plays up to 150 shows in a year.