The Slag… A great new venue with some hot music… More music you can’t miss August 27-28 |


SHEFFIELD-Well, The Slag was a smash hit… although the weather meant the opposite, it went off with almost no problem other than a little rain, and lightning on the second night, the music was smoky and the crowd was to the beat of good music.

The place is a wonderland at night, full of food and drink and it will only get better! Friday night’s music brought the house down with the Pine Hill Haints starting up and putting the crowd in a stomping mood. Then Lucero with his southern style rock rock brought the show home. It was hot and on this Friday night the music was hot.

Saturday… well, Mother Nature wanted to stage herself with wind, rain, thunder and lightning… but the show was played out in acoustic style with Langhorne Slim playing a set filled with noise and fun. in the tent… closely and personally followed by Drew Holcomb and some of his friends in the marquee playing crowd favorites as they shouted whatever they wanted. The weekend was filled with excitement for the outdoor venue and the awesome tunes performed by four great bands.

All in all, The Slag will be a landing point and the start of good things for Sheffield and The Sholas as Inspiration Landing begins in earnest.

Colt Ford will be featured at The Slag on Friday and Saturday August 27-28 with special guest Justin Champagne. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. and the show time is at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $ 35.00 with VIP seating at $ 60.00 get your tickets HERE

Colt Ford, is an American singer, songwriter, entrepreneur and former professional golfer best known for his music fusing the country and rap genres. He released seven albums through Average Joes Entertainment, which he co-founded. Ford has been featured on the Hot Country Songs charts six times and co-wrote (with Brantley Gilbert) “Dirt Road Anthem,” a song on his 2008 album Ride Through the Country, which Jason Aldean later covered on his album My Kinda Party. Ford was the first, and so far the only, artist to have a number one album on Billboard Top Country Albums and Top Rap Albums.

On Saturday night, the Marshall Tucker Band will be in town to light up the stage of The Slag. Buy your tickets quickly this show is going to be hot! Get your tickets HERE. Tickets cost $ 35 for general admission and $ 60.00 for VIP. the doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.

In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band were still a young band eager to prove themselves every time they took the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who knew no boundaries,” says longtime founding member and singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of the Marshall Tucker Band took them a long way. Today, the band records on their own label RAMBLIN ‘RECORDS (distributed by Sony / RED) and continues to release new material. Still led today by founding member and singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray does not hesitate to give the current dynamic members of the band credit for perpetuating the timeless essence of the Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include highly respected drummer BB Borden, a former member of Mother’s Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, GA, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and back vocals , Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Renowned guitarist and singer Chris Hicks recently joined the band after a two-year hiatus. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to roam the country and continue to be a powerful force in the music world. The Marshall Tucker Band made their debut in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 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 tuner. piano whose name was found on a key ring in their old rehearsal room. 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 platinum sales and their debut album. They were constantly filming in hangars, stadiums, theaters, fairs and festivals. In the years to come, the Marshall Tucker Band will impress critics and influence major country groups like Alabama, Kentucky Headhunters, Confederate Railroad and Travis Tritt with their definitive blend of rock, rhythm & blues, jazz, country and gospel. . Now, thanks to the growing reach of music today, a new generation of fans are learning what the rest of their fans have known for so long – that great music knows no boundaries. Along the way, the group recorded 22 studio albums, three DVDs, three live albums and numerous compilations. In 1980, Tommy Caldwell died of injuries from a car crash. In 1984, Toy Caldwell, George McCorkle and Paul Riddle decided to retire. Doug Gray and Jerry Eubanks with the blessing of the other three continued to record and perform under the name The Marshall Tucker Band. In 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 group of good musicians, gaining new youngsters. fans and satisfying the faithful. fans of several generations. Years of rigorous touring schedules have earned the group the respect of critics and countless dedicated fans. With hit singles like “Heard It In a Love Song”, “Fire On The Mountain”, “Can’t You See” and “Take The Highway”, The Marshall Tucker Band has won seven gold albums and three of platinum while they were on Capricorn Records. During the 90s, MTB scored four hit singles on the Billboard Country Charts and one on the Billboard Gospel Charts. Their music has also been featured on the soundtracks of films such as Smokey and the Bandit, Blow, The Pursuit of DB Cooper, Shipwrecked, Crank 2, Don’t Mess with Zohan, Stop Loss, Swing Vote, Taking Chance and many more. others like as well as many tv shows. “The buying public never really cared whether we were country or rock & roll,” says Gray. “They called us a southern rock band, but we’ve always played everything from country, jazz, blues, rock & roll and everything in between. As we get older, “Gray smiles, his eyes twinkling,” our southern heritage seems to stand out even more. But no matter what age we reach, we can still sway you. Gray also notes that people got “married and buried” to classic mountain biking songs like “Desert Skies” and “Can’t You See”. After 40 years, The Marshall Tucker Band continues to be played on classic rock and country radio, and they have never stopped touring. More than 40 years after its formation, the Marshall Tucker Band continues to tour, giving more than 130 concerts each year. CMT (Country Music Television) named MTB’s “Can’t You See” # 4 Best Southern Rock Songs. MTB’s debut album, The Marshall Tucker Band, is No. 5 of Gibson Guitar’s best southern rock albums. UltimateClassicRock.com crowned MTB’s “Can’t You See” as the # 1 southern rock song and in 2013 GRAMMY® magazine named the band’s logo as one of the most distinctive and iconic brands in the music.

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