Introducing....

The idea behind the Shadow Riders took root in 2016 when guitarists Bruce Marshall and Chuck Farrell joined forces with their group “The Nor’easters.” With a shared love of Southern Rock and the Blues, they decided to do some shows performing the music of the Marshall Tucker Band, one of the top groups in the US in their heyday. Of particular note is the fact that lead vocalist Bruce Marshall played with Toy Caldwell, the founder, lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the original Marshall Tucker Band, in ’89 and ’90, shortly after Caldwell left the original group. This gives the band a unique insight on the music and how it was played, recorded and sold to the public.

Fast forward to 2019 and the Nor’easters are now the Shadow Riders, a name Toy Caldwell used for his backing group for a time and the title of one of his songs. Along with a new stellar 6 piece ensemble, the Shadow Riders perform hits like “Can’t You See’, “Heard it in a Love Song” and “Fire on the Mountain.” You’ll hear other popular tunes like “Take the Highway”, “This Ol Cowboy”, “Blue Ridge Mountain Sky” and some “deep cuts” as well. Marshall Tucker were known for their innovative melding of Country Blues, Southern Rock, Western Swing and Jazz. The Shadow Riders enthusiasm for this music is infectious, the stage show is engaging and it’s the next best thing to experiencing the original Marshall Tucker lineup! 

Musicians:

Bruce Marshall, Lead vocals, Guitars. (Toy Caldwell, James Montgomery)

Chuck Farrell, Lead and Slide guitar.  (Peacheaters, Jon Butcher)

Tim Archibald, Bass. (Peter Wolf Band, RTZ)

John Vanderpool, Sax, Flute, Vocals.  (Extreme, Heavy Metal Horns)

Pete Premo, Drums  (James Montgomery Band, BMG)

Jessica Ramsay, Vocals  (Jon Butcher, Carolyn Ramsay Band)

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Shadow Riders Debute!

Pitman's Freight Room

94 New Salem Street, Laconia, NH

Join us for the launch of The Shadow Riders, a tribute to the Marshall Tucker Band. The new lineup is fronted by Bruce Marshall former member of the Toy Caldwell Band. Toy was the founder, lead guitar player, and principle songwriter of the original Marshall Tucker Band.

Shadow Riders Acoustic

Lenny's

1274 Bridgton Road (Route 302), Westbrook, ME

Join us for the launch of The Shadow Riders, a tribute to the Marshall Tucker Band. The new lineup is fronted by Bruce Marshall former member of the Toy Caldwell Band. Toy was the founder, lead guitar player, and principle songwriter of the original Marshall Tucker Band.

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