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Lucky Marshall Tucker Band fans enjoy meet and greet

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The lucky few who had VIP tickets for the Marshall Tucker Band who performed at the Liberty Club on April 19 got to meet the band before the performance. Pictured are, from left: Marcia Barajas, Marcus Henderson, Rick Willis, Mike Barajas, Chris Hicks, Tony Black, Doug Gray and B.B. Borden. Marcia Barajas is seen here reacting to jokes that get Marcus Henderson and Rick Willis laughing. Marcia Barajas and her husband Mike Barajas have been fans of the band since the beginning. “I used to live in Texas, East Texas, so this was my kind of music,” Marcia Barajas said. “I don’t like all rock ‘n’ roll, but they are great.” The band received the keys to the city from Mayor Dennis Kintigh who was wearing a T-shirt of the band while firing up the crowd from the stage to welcome the legendary southern rock band. (Christina Stock Photo)

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The Liberty Club was packed for the performance of legendary southern rock stars, the Marshall Tucker Band. The band was introduced by Mayor Dennis Kintigh who had given them the key to the city.

After the audience was warmed up by local talent Robin Scott, Marshall Tucker Band raised the roof with favorite songs such as “Can’t You See, “Heard It In A Love Song,” and songs from the band’s very beginning when they were known as a cowboy country band.

When the first tunes to “Fire On The Mountain” vibrated through the room, the Roswell audience was on its feet, singing the famous chorus a capella with Gray pointing the microphone toward them.

Between the songs, Doug Gray lightened the mood with stories and memories of his first visit to Roswell, joking about being conceived here in 1947.

The band played their full repertoire without break for more than two hours, clearly enjoying their interaction with their fans. When one of the younger members, Marcus Henderson, performed his flute solo, shouts were heard, “Yeah, man,” “Righteous” and whooping and hollering was encouraging the musician.

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Every musician had his turn for a prolonged solo introducing themselves musically to the fans. Each one on his own a virtuoso of his instrument. An impressive powerful drum solo by Chris Hicks silenced the audience in awe of his forceful performance.

The evening ended with Gray thanking everybody and saying, “Now, that I got the key to the city, I got to come back every week.”

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