William Royce ‘Boz’ Scaggs is one artist whose career is as diverse as it can get. Born on June 8th 1944, Scaggs picked up guitar for the first time and learned to play at the age of thirteen. In 1959, Scaggs joined his first band; school mate Steve Miller’s The Marksmen. Since then, this rock legend has only risen in the music industry. He traveled the world and practicing his art, played in many places such as Sweden and London. Upon his return to the United States, Scaggs reappeared as a guitarist on friend Steve Miller’s, now titled, Steve Miller’s Band. Working with the band for two studio album releases, Scaggs made his name in the music scene as a gifted guitarist. In 1976, he separated from the band and embarked on a solo career that resulted in massive popular appeal and critical acclaim.
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With the release of his sixth studio album, Silk Degrees, Scaggs guaranteed his place in the top ranks of the music industry. The album rose to number two on the charts and produced four singles, all of which became popular favorites among critics and fans. One of the singles, Lowdown won Scaggs his Grammy for Best R&B Song at the 1976 award show. Simultaneously, he was also nominated for Best Vocals and Best Vocal Performance by a Male. To this date, Silk Degrees is Scaggs highest selling album, with a record of going five times platinum as reported by The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Scaggs music is often registered as soft rock but he also occasionally ventures into various genres that allow him to create an individualized sound that is instantly recognizable. Caught in the middle of the music revolution of the fifties, Scaggs draws influence from artists such as Marvin Gaye and Van Morrison. Mellow, soothing music, coupled with powerful and sincere lyrics, Scaggs music is a treat for everyone. Over his fifty year long career, Scaggs has gathered massive accolades, not only from fans and critics, but also from his contemporaries. While critics might compare his act with the likes of James Taylor and Gino Vannellii, there is no doubt that Scaggs is a class apart. With an unforgettable sound and an eclectic mix of rock, pop, R&B, soul and jazz, Scaggs music has a unique appeal for everyone. His artistry is often listed as an inspiration for more recent musical acts such as American Idol winner Taylor Hicks.
2013 saw the release of his seventeenth solo studio album. The industry was thrilled with Scaggs latest effort which came after a hiatus of five year. The album, titled MEMPHIS, is deemed by Scaggs as the most organic album to date. With his wife, father and grandfather, all hailing from Memphis, it is no wonder that Scaggs feels a certain inherent bond and natural affinity towards this album. With thirteen of the featured songs produced and finalized in a record breaking three days, MEMPHIS is one album that fans and critics were equally enthused about. The commercial and critical success of the album created infinite buzz in and around music circles. It was no shock then, that the 2013 tour was extended into 2014 with more dates added for America and Australia.
Perhaps one of the most talented musicians around, Boz Scaggs is the veteran artist. As a singer, songwriter and seasoned guitarist, Scaggs is considered to be a triple threat by many. With a career that spans five decades, a discography envied by many, and an enormous amount of respect garnered by contemporaries, it is clear that Scaggs is the master of his trade. It is no wonder then, that many consider Scaggs as a royalty in the music business. This year, Scaggs tour commemorates his success as the quintessential rock artist. Music aficionados can purchase Boz Scaggs tickets today to experience one of the best music acts the industry has to offer.