Rock music pioneer Boz Scaggs to take the Keith Albee Stage

Updated 3 years ago by Angela Jones, Marshall Artists Series

HUNTINGTON, WV- Cabell Huntington Hospital presents the legendary Boz Scaggs when he performs at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 27 @ 7:30 p.m.

Grammy Award-winning rock pioneer Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dates back to the late sixties, when he performed with the Steve Miller Band and spanned decades with solo triumphs, such as Silk Degrees, Middle Man, Some Change and Digs.“ As a singer, songwriter and guitarist, Scaggs is known for his explorations into blues, rock, R&B and jazz, as well as his hits including “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle” and “What Can I Say.”

 

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” A Fool to Care was released in spring 2015 and features duets with Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams.

You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.”

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. The Grammy Award-winning rock legend released his 17th album, Memphis, in 2013. The album is a mixture of both original songs and classic covers designed as a nod to toward family history and American roots music.

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.

 

Tickets for Boz Scaggs are $69.34/40.45. To see this musical icon contact the Marshall Artists Series Box Office at 304-696-6656. Or order tickets online at Ticketmaster.com. You may also visit our box office located in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse on the Marshall University campus.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 12 p.m.-5 p.m

Boz Scaggs is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital, Radiology Inc., Ransbottom Law Office, David & Kim Robinson, Marshall Health, Reger Funeral Home, W.Va. Electric, River Cities Anesthesia, Hilliard Lyons, B97, The Brew, WSAZ, The Herald Dispatch, MU, and the Marshall Artists Series.

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