William Royce “Boz Scaggs took the long road to fame, serving as a sidekick to more successful musicians and watching his bandmates go on to greater fame. The blues guitarist jammed and sang on childhood friend Steve Miller’s first two albums in the mid-1960s before leaving to form his own band. When that band broke up, two of its members formed Mother Earth, which gained fame backing Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Boz Scaggs’ 1969 solo album failed to chart, but it did see studio musician Duane Allman achieve great fame two years later as part of the Allman Brothers. Finally, seventeen years after joining his first band, Boz Scaggs, the blues purist whose gritty voice captured the smooth soul of his Texas roots, achieved success by softening his edgy sound. His landmark 1976 album Silk Degrees reached number two on the U.S. album charts and produced four hits, most notably Lowdown and Lido Shuffle. Lowdown found its greatest success on rhythm-and-blues stations and went on to sell more than one million copies and peak at number three on the singles charts.
Boz Scaggs set up a heavy touring schedule to promote his next albums, and produced several more top forty hits, including Look What You’ve Done to Me and Miss Sun. Since the height of his fame, Boz Scaggs has continued to record, mixing his original rhythm-and-blues inventiveness with fluid jazz riffs. In 2015, he released A Fool to Care, teaming up with blues rocker Bonnie Raitt and folk singer Lucinda Williams. Boz Scaggs, who began his career as a back-up musician and mentor to future stars, is now respected enough to be the front man for other talented musicians. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Boz Scaggs Tickets.
Boz Scaggs A Fool to Care Tour
Boz Scaggs may think he’s a fool to care, but fans have been caring about his music for more than forty years. His 2015 tour in support of his recent A Fool to Care album takes him cross-country from California to New York, as well as his native Texas and plenty of stops in between. He takes the stage at several mid-size theaters, where his larger than life sound and powerful guitar work and vocals on Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, It’s Over, and Hell to Pay (a blues tune featured on A Fool to Care), turns these venues into intimate clubs. Now in his early seventies, Boz Scaggs tours to stay connected to his fans, even if the title of the tour tells you you’re A Fool to Care. Fans, of course, won’t care – they’ll buy those Boz Scaggs tickets to see this legendary performer play some of the best rock-and-soul songs of the 1970s.