Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road
Clearwater, FL 33759
8:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013
$49.00 – $85.00 Buy
Boz Scaggs will be performing at Ruth Eckerd Hall on May 1st!
The multi-platinum selling musician has signed with 429 Records, which will release the album on March 5. Showcasing both original songs and choice covers, Memphis was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. Joining Scaggs on Memphis are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker, Jr. (guitars), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums). William Royce “Boz” Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz.
Scaggs quickly developed into an iconic singer-songwriter, cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops working with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976 achieving multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees (Lowdown, Lido Shuffle, What Can I Say, We’re All Alone) and its follow ups Look What You’ve Done To Me (from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack) and Heart of Mine. Scaggs has continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey to the present day. He and his band continue to tour worldwide and Scaggs also performs alongside Donald Fagan and Michael McDonald in their band billed as The Dukes of September, which performed a sold-out show at Ruth Eckerd Hall in July 2012.
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 trademark sound. With an extensive and distinctive career that has spanned 30 years and received many accolades, Scaggs continues to prove himself as one of music’s most creative and original artists.
Special guest Pablo Cruise will open the show. Since the release of their first album in 1975, Pablo Cruise has toured the world and had numerous chart-topping hits such as Watcha Gonna Do, When She Says Goodbye and Love Will Find A Way. In 2011 Pablo Cruise teamed up with Red Red Records to release their first live DVD/CD.