I Love The Original Marshall Tucker Band

Truthfully, the first time I heard their music I thought of it as twangy hillbilly music. It did little for me. How wrong I was. I had some very educated friends who absolutely loved this band and their music. Being open-minded, I listened several times and amazingly, I started to realize how right they were.
(Thanks, Tim Juettner) They were absolutely unique and exceptionally talented. They combined elements of Country, jazz, blues, western swing, gospel, and just maybe, a little rock and roll.

I have always been a fan of mountains, water, open skies, highways, vans, trucks, outdoors. Weird, since I grew up in Chicago. Perhaps I am a little bit of a farmer/ cowboy at heart. A vacation to the Smoky Mountains absolutely clinched my love of this music, and all it represents.

If you love this band the way I do, then we are kindred spirits and you are my friend. I absolutely love music and my tastes are diverse but this band reflects the essence of all that I am. Interestingly, Richard Harris affects me similarly, for very different reasons.

I am addicted to reading non-fiction, love tools, equipment, vehicles, travel and the great outdoors. Deeply involved with real estate and very entrepreneurial. Never wish to work in the summer and enjoy festivals and fairs.

Write to me if you wish.


Jim Court
Elmhurst, Illinois

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Aug 13, 2010