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Tucker Band Keeps Southern Rock Alive

Geoffrey Himes, Baltimore Sun, 27 June 1982

SPARTANBURG IS a mill town of 50,000 nestled in the hills of western South Carolina. All six members of the Marshall Tucker Band grew up there and still live there between tours. The town's typically Southern mixture of rhythm and blues, country, bluegrass and rock 'n' roll gave the band its distinctive sound. And its isolation from the ever-changing winds of the music business have preserved that blend over 10 years and 12 albums. In an era when regional music in general and Southern rock in particular are being wiped out by homogenized radio formats, this is no mean accomplishment.

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