Blackberry Smoke Interview: Charlie Starr On Running Their Own Record Label & The Origin Of The Band’s Name

Blackberry Smoke Interview: Charlie Starr On Running Their Own Record Label & The Origin Of The Band's Name

This looks like it’s shaping up to be a busy year for Blackberry Smoke. Not only are they headlining their own tour in support of their forthcoming album, “Find A Light,” but they are also playing on shows for Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Zac Brown Band. In our Blackberry Smoke interview, Charlie Starr talks to us about what it’s like doing almost everything as far as their music is concerned, including running their own record label. And he shares with us the Black Crowes’ connection to Blackberry Smoke’s name. [Read more…]

Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray Talks 45th Live In Concert Tour {Part 1} #MTB45

Marshall Tucker Band's Doug Gray Talks 45th Live In Concert Tour {Part 1} #MTB45

So, I just off the phone with Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band. It’s a little after 10am here and you might not think that a lead singer of a popular touring music group would be up at that time of the morning. But you would be wrong. Read our interview with Doug Gray {this is Part 1, come back tomorrow for Part 2} and learn all about the current tour, where you can see them locally and lots of other cool Marshall Tucker Band stuff.
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The Marshall Tucker Band Announces “45th Live In Concert” Tour #MTB45

The Marshall Tucker Band Announces "45th Live In Concert" Tour #MTB45

I was pleased to learn today that the Marshall Tucker Band will be going on tour again this year. Fortunately for me, they will be local in Charlotte, NC on March 4th. Don’t worry if you don’t live near me. Plenty of you will still get to catch them live this year. The Marshall Tucker Band has announced the dates and venues for the first leg of their tour {we have the complete list below} with many more to come.
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What’s Next For The Marshall Tucker Band? – An Interview With Doug Gray

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With hits like, “Heard It In A Love Song,” “Can’t You See” and “Fire On The Mountain,” The Marshall Tucker Band has been a staple in any Southern Rock music collection since the early 70s. With a fanbase that has always supported at least 100 live shows a year across their 40+ year span as a group, there is no wonder that they have sold over 15 million records to date. I got a chance to chat with founding member and lead singer, Doug Gray, about what is next for the Marshall Tucker Band.
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