6/14/17: The Marshall Tucker Band “Can’t You See” 

When you hear someone mention “southern rock,” who comes to mind? I tend to think of the Allman Brothers and good ol’ Lynyrd Skynyrd first, followed by the Marshall Tucker Band, Molly Hatchett, The Outlaws and a few others. There’s a lot of good things about the American South, and there’s a lot of not-so-good things too, but these bands and their Southern accents go a long way towards proving that it’s still rock n’ roll, it’s all music and it’s all good.

The music playing in my head this morning was by the Marshall Tucker Band, a group out of Spartanburg, South Carolina. These guys pulled from everywhere to make their music, taking cues from rock, country, jazz, blues… you name a genre, they dabbled in it. They even have a flute! That’s got to be some kind of rarity in Southern rock music. But if it works, it works. As far as I know, they’re still out there performing… but most of the original lineup has moved on to other projects. Everybody moving on started with Tommy Caldwell getting killed in a car accident in 1980 after recording their tenth album together.

Anyways, this song, “Can’t You See” is arguably their biggest hit… and it’s on their very first album. It’s been covered by Waylon Jennings, the Zac Brown Band, Hank Williams, Jr. and even Poison! “Can’t You See” still gets plenty of radio play, and it’s still instantly recognizable for that flute intro. Hearing it was a great way to wake up, and now the music in my head can also be the music in yours!

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