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Veteran country, blues and rock band Legal Whiskey plays a gig at Riley’s Place in Marlow. From left, the members are keyboardist and singer James Townsend, drummer Jeff Hopkins, lead guitarist and singer Russell “Earl T” Hulme, and bass player, singer and band leader Walt Collins. Not shown is singer Teri Collins. Legal Whiskey will play the Duncan Moose Lodge starting at 9 p.m. April 25. Cover will be $5.

Legal Whiskey musicians just keep getting better

Legal Whiskey, like the band's namesake, has improved with age.

You can check out the veteran musicians of Legal Whiskey and their extensive repertoire of classic country, blues and classic rock starting at 9 p.m. April 25 at Moose Lodge 2202, 1712 W. Seminole Road in Duncan. The event will be open to the public. Cover will be $5 per person at the door.

Legal Whiskey has been around longer than many of the patrons who dance to their music when they play at local venues.

Teri, one of the four vocalists for the band, said it was originally formed as Heritage in North Carolina around 1975, when her husband Walt was in the Army. The name change to Legal Whiskey came a few years later, when they were in California and turned toward a focus on country music.

The members of Legal Whiskey are singer Teri Collins; her husband Walt, who is the bass player, a singer and the band's leader; keyboardist and singer James Townsend; drummer Jeff Hopkins; and lead guitarist and singer Russell "Earl T" Hulme. Hulme and Townsend joined the band earlier this year.

During Legal Whiskey's long career it did a USO tour of Europe around 1977 and opened for Willie Nelson in California during the late 1970s.

Teri and Walt moved to Comanche nearly 21 years ago to be close to the band's former lead guitarist, who has since moved to Texas.

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