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Tuesday 04/29/2014 @ 7:30 PM

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Boz Scaggs

Tuesday 04/29/2014 @ 7:30 PM
Boz Scaggs
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GRAMMY® Award-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs hits the road in support of his latest studio album release, Memphis. The tour includes a date at the Capitol Theatre on Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 9 at noon.

A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R&B, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following and an enduring respect among musicians.

With MEMPHIS (429 Records), his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically. (His father and grandparents are from Memphis, as is his wife.) “I had been thinking about a record that involved going back into my past and finding songs that match my style and my voice,” Scaggs says. With producer Steve Jordan and a crack band he puts a distinctive touch on classics like Rainy Night in Georgia, Corinna Corinna, Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl as well as on a couple of originals. Thirteen tracks were recorded in three days at the city’s landmark Royal Studios, where the late Willie Mitchell produced so many of Al Green’s and Anne Peebles’ legendary albums.

“The project just fell out naturally,” Scaggs says. “It didn’t require working over takes or a lot of revising. Choosing the material came, to some degree, out of the work I’d been doing with the Dukes of September (a band featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz). We’d considered hundreds of songs over the last three years so a number of these had been spinning around in my head for a while. Then when I sounded Steve Jordan about producing the record, his reaction gelled so completely and instantly with mine. Was it the first or second conversation we had where I thought he was reading my mind: Royal Studios in Memphis? Ace players like Willie Weeks and Ray Parker Jr. and Charles Hodges? YES.”

Raised in small towns in Oklahoma and Texas, William Royce “Boz” Scaggs took up the guitar at age 13. “As a kid in the fifties I was swept away by music and radio. It seemed there weren’t enough hours in the day to keep up with that first wave of rock and roll coming out of (top 40 station) KLIF and (the local R&B station) KNOK.
Scaggs started playing in bands during high school in Dallas in the sixties. He entered college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and soon after decided instead to devote himself to journeyman playing around campuses and various clubs and resorts. Scaggs’ guitar and voice provided his self-described “ticket to ride” as he left the States to travel in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He developed a club following in Sweden and began his recording career there in 1965 with a solo album for Polydor.

In addition to touring extensively with his own band, Scaggs continues to work with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald as The Dukes of September, most recently playing a 47-city tour to rave reviews, performing their own material along with R&B and soul classics. Within that collaboration, throughout his career and especially evident in MEMPHIS, Scaggs’ unique voice and trademark sound make plain his abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music.

Want to meet Boz Scaggs? View the Meet and Greet info below:

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