'Can't You See?' The Marshall Tucker Band Pioneered '70s Southern Rock
July 30, 2018|
The Marshall Tucker Band with a 1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in a promotion for Ronrico Rum in 1981; Toy Caldwell on stage on September 4, 1976 at Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. Source: (beaterblog.com; Tom Hill/WireImage via Getty.)
With hits "Can't You See" and "Heard It In A Love Song," The Marshall Tucker Band became one of the leading acts in the Southern rock scene of the '70s, along with the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. With the late Ty Caldwell handling chief songwriting and lead guitar duties, the Marshall Tucker Band was memorable for its use of the flute in many signature tunes.
Emerging in 1972 from Spartanburg, South Carolina, The Marshall Tucker Band (containing no members actually named Marshall Tucker) was known for a brand of music that incorporated blues, country, and jazz, making for a unique and eclectic sound. "Can't You See," off the group's self-titled debut, is an anthem of Southern rock.