Sat, Sep 23 · classic rock · rock · southern rock · tributeThe Artimus Pyle Band
An Evening of Lynyrd Skynyrd
9:00pm at Isis Music Hall
Not just a "tribute" to Lynyrd Skynyrd, but a tribute to Ronnie Van Zant - the man that defined it. The Artimus Pyle Band is a high energy, true to the music, and true to the era rock group, one of the few that is on the road today. Artimus Pyle, Brad Durden, Jerry Lyda, Tony Black, and Scott Raines are not only a group of friends and contemporaries but a group with some of the most seasoned musicians in the Southeast.
Sun, Oct 22 · blues · classic rock · jam · rock · roots · soul · southern rockThe Marshall Tucker Band
w/ Scooter Brown Band
7:30pm at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
The Marshall Tucker Band got its start in Spartanburg, SC when 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 MTB 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 debut album. 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 continued to record and perform as The Marshall Tucker Band. 1n 1993 Toy Caldwell, who wrote the majority of their songs, passed away, as did George McCorkle in 2007. Jerry Eubanks retired in 1996 and Doug Gray continues to lead the current band of fine musicians winning new young fans as well as satisfying the loyal fans of several generations.