Southern rockers The Marshall Tucker Band kicked off the month of December at Seneca Niagara with a musical performance in the Bear’s Den Showroom.

Playing before a standing room only packed house, Marshall set the tone of the night early on when he noted that fans who came to hear “Can’t You See” would have to wait – because, well, they don’t do things that way in South Carolina.

In true southern fashion the band eased into the night unhurried with long solos and stories about the music. And keeping with the theme of southern hospitality, Marshall interacted with fans and freely invited them to join him on the songs.

Happily obliging the request, the house raised the rafters as they joined in on the songs.

The 69 year old Tucker noted that he has been performing for 45 years; adding that he enjoys playing for people. And while the hour and a half show was not packed with a lot of songs, it was clear that the guys in the band were having a good time on the stage performing

Before playing THAT ONE SONG that many fans had come to hear, the set list included “Running Life Away”, “Dog Eat Dog World”, “Fire on the Mountain”, “This Old Cowboy”, “In the Desert Sky”, “In My Own Way”, and “Blue Ridge Mountain Sky”. The band ended the show with “Can’t You See” and brought the house down.

While the show seemed to pass as quickly as a New York minute, the evening was a pleasant journey to the land below the Mason-Dixon line for some good old fashioned southern hospitality and rock and roll the Marshall Tucker way.