WHISTLE STOP WEEKEND 2017
The Marshall Tucker Band, The Rembrandts, and the Gin Blossoms
Come have a toe-tappin, barbeque-eatin' good time and best of all it's all for a good cause. All proceeds benefit EarlyWorks Children's Museum and educational programs for area children.
2017 bring even more excitement with performances by The Marshall Tucker Band, The Rembrandts and the Gin Blossoms!
The Marshall Tucker Band
In the early fall of 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band was still a young and hungry group out to prove themselves every time they hit the stage. “We were a bunch of young guys who didn’t know any boundaries,” says founding member and longtime lead singer Doug Gray. As it turned out, the collective talents of The Marshall Tucker Band took them very far indeed.
Today, the band records on its own RAMBLIN’ RECORDS Label (distributed by Sony/RED) and continues to release new and previously unreleased material. Still led today by founding member and lead singer Doug Gray, they represent a time and place in music that will never be duplicated. Gray is quick to credit the band's current dynamic members with carrying on the timeless essence of The Marshall Tucker Band sound. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals, both of Spartanburg SC, are disciples of the Caldwell Brothers. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music.
If you’ve seen The Rembrandts you know they guarantee a great live performance. Their fan-base spreads to over a dozen Countries around the world and their pop smashes have crossed over into multiple radio formats winning dozens of awards. In addition to performing the mega hits "That's Just The Way It Is Baby," I'll Be There For You" and "Johnny Have You Seen Her," they celebrate the 21 year anniversary of one of the most successful TV theme songs in history, Friends! The Rembrandts will also offer an early preview of new music from their 6th studio album. Don't miss this multi-platinum, Grammy nominated artist. The Rembrandts are one of the most successful duos of the 90’s!
The Gin Blossoms
In the late 80’s Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown hero’s of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona.
Gin Blossoms literally define the sound of jangle pop. Boasting sales of over 10 million in the US alone, the Tempe, Arizona-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Their crossover hits are heard on radio, film and TV and their exciting live show continue to make Gin Blossoms one of the most influential Pop bands that began on the 90’s. Don’t miss this rockin’ interactive show!