Can't you see that free bird? Two Southern-rock legends are performing over the next week, bringing epic guitar solos and swampy rock 'n' roll to the greater Sacramento area.
Marshall Tucker Band, the South Carolina natives known for the Southern-rock staple "Can't You See," performs Thursday at the Colonial Theatre in Sacramento. And many lighters will be held in salute on June 22 as Lynyrd Skynyrd plays Thunder Valley Casino Resort, cranking through such classics as "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Free Bird" in the land of local slot machines.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Marshall Tucker Band are both anchors of classic rock radio, but how well do you truly know these groups?
We played "Gimme Three Steps" on repeat and did a little research to cull some trivia about the two groups. So, sharpen your No. 2 pencil, pop a cold one, and take The Bee's Dirty Dozen Southern-Rock Quiz. The answer will either be Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Marshall Tucker Band:
What your score says about you
9-12 points You are currently drinking a tall can of Coors and listening to "Gimme Back My Bullets" on vinyl.
8-11 points You're into rock flutes, not rock facts.
4-7 points You like Skynyrd, but for its animal rights stance. You too believe no bird should be caged.
0-3 points Tickets for the next Michael Bublé show are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
MARSHALL TUCKER BAND
When: 8 p.m. Thursday
Where: Colonial Theatre, 3522 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento
Information: (877) 435-9849, www.ticketfly.com
When: 8 p.m. June 22
Where: Thunder Valley Casino Resort, 1200 Athens Ave., Lincoln
Cost: $44.50 - $97.50