CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Southern rock legends, members of The Marshall Tucker Band will take the stage for a Saturday, Feb. 7, concert at Sugarloaf/USA.

John Cate and the van Gogh Brothers will open the evening’s performance.

The Marshall Tucker Band has been entertaining audiences for three decades with its trademark Southern sound and soulful lyrics. Founding member Doug Gray promises a full lineup of all their classic tunes, like “Heard it in a Love Song,” “Can’t You See” and “Desert Skies” as well as new styles.

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

The band has never stopped touring. “We never play less than 150 shows a year,” Gray said. “We feel we owe it to the fans who have supported us through the years to deliver the music in person.”

“As we’ve become older,” Gray said with a smile, “our Southern heritage seems to come out even more. But no matter how old we get, we can still rock your socks off.”

The John Cate Band fuses traditional folk instruments (mandolin, lap steel, harmonica, tambourine) with modern electric guitars and drums.

Sugarloaf’s King Pine Room offers fans an intimate setting to enjoy these legends of classic rock. This concert is sure to sell out quickly so advance tickets will be essential, organizers say.

For more information, people can call 1-800-THE-LOAF or log on to

There are a limited number of gold circle seats available for $35, silver seating for $30 and general admission standing tickets for $25. People can call Sugarloaf Guest Services at (207) 237-6939 to reserve tickets. This is a show for people 21 years and older; proper ID will be required at the door prior to admission.

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