An Evening with Boz Scaggs
The Memphis Tour
Presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust
Tue, September 30, 2014 at 7:30pm
$53.50 to $63.50
Playing all his hits!
Boz Scaggs, the Grammy Award-winning vocalist, platinum-selling legend, guitarist and songwriter will perform a full evening of his hits with his band including songs from his most recent album Memphis.
Memphis was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. The album, with cuts including “Cadillac Walk,” “Rainy Night In Georgia,” and “Mixed Up Shook Up Girl” was produced by the notable Steve Jordan (John Mayer/Keith Richards) who also played drums. Other “Memphis” contributors are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitars), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns and Lester Snell (string arrangements).
William Royce Scaggs’ (“Boz” is short for his nickname “Bosley”) storied career began in 1965 with his first solo recording “Boz.” He quickly developed into an iconic singer/songwriter playing with Steve Miller (the pair later attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison) on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops with the likes of the Muscle Shoals rhythm section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976, with multi-platinum sales for Silk Degrees featuring hits like “Lowdown,” which won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, “Lido Shuffle,” “What Can I Say” and the ballad “We’re All Alone.”
Born in Ohio and raised in Texas with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, Scaggs has combined rock, jazz, R&B and blues to create a distinctive, trademark sound. With an extensive career that has spanned 30 years and garnered many accolades, Scaggs has proven himself as one of music’s most creative and original artists.