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For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing with some of the stresses in life.”

Come the night of Sept. 6, Gray will be a short walk from Solana Beach when the Marshall Tucker Band takes the stage at the Belly Up. It’s a show that’s part of their 45th anniversary tour dubbed Long Hard Ride, though don’t let its strenuous name fool you. For Gray, he’s relished his long career playing music. “It honestly doesn’t even feel like 45...

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