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The Marshall Tucker Band was formed by Toy and Tommy Caldwell back in the early 70's in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The other two founding members were George McCorkle, Paul Riddle, Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks. Doug Gray has done the vocals and his unique voice is instantly recognizable to any MTB fan.


The name of the band seems to have it's origin from a blind piano tuner, although it appears that the band didn't even know this at the time, but got the name off of a tag from a key to a warehouse that the band was using, the blind man being the previous renter of the property.


With their southern rock/country sound, the band had a string of hits throughout the 70s, including Can't You See, 24 Hours at a Time, Fire on the Mountain, Searchin' for a Rainbow, and Heard it in a Love Song.


Tommy Caldwell died in 1980 from injuries he received in a car accident and was replaced in the band by Fanklin Wilki. This incarnation of the band split up in 1983. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks rounded up some new members and continued the legacy. The band has seen a lot of personell changes over the years but still continues to tour.


Toy Caldwell died in 1993 of heart disease.


Marshall Tucker

"Tell It To The Devil"


I can't stand to see a grown man

Hit a little kid

Or get cussed out for somethin'

Not even knowin' what he did


See a man any man

Messin' 'round with your best friend's wife

Or sit helpless in the corner

And watch a man drink away his life

I'm gonna clean up my soul lord

You don't owe me no back pay

I'm gonna tell that to the devil

When I see him today

Walked to a graveyard

May they all rest in peace

I wish they could all go to heaven

I bet two did at least


Someone that don't feel sorry

For the helpless and the blind

Kinda makes you wanna pick up the bible

And memorize every single line

I'm gonna clean up my soul lord

You don't owe me no back pay

I'm gonna tell that to the devil

When I see him today


See a man walk by a beggar

With an empty tin cup

Kinda makes you wanna grab him


By the back of the neck

Knock him down and never pick him up

I'm gonna clean up my soul lord

You don't owe me no back pay

I'm gonna tell that to the devil

When I see him today


I'm gonna tell that to the devil

When I see him today