A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography of 17 albums 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.
With “MEMPHIS,” his first studio album in five years, Scaggs looks back musically and biographically. (His father and grandparents are from Memphis, as is his wife.) “I had been thinking about a record that involved going back into my past and finding songs that match my style and my voice,” Scaggs says. With producer Steve Jordan and a crack band he puts a distinctive touch on classics like “Rainy Night in Georgia,” “Corinna Corinna,” and “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl,” as well as on a couple of originals. Thirteen tracks were recorded in three days at the city’s landmark Royal Studios, where the late Willie Mitchell produced so many of Al Green’s and Anne Peebles’ legendary albums.
In 1975, Boz Scaggs enjoyed tremendous success with the release of the multi-platinum “SILK DEGREES” album 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,” which became a worldwide hit for Rita Coolidge. Following Silk Degrees was “Down Two Then Left,” “Middle Man” and “Hits,” a compilation that featured the as-yet-unrecorded “Miss Sun” and the song from the motion picture Urban Cowboy, “Look What You’ve Done to Me.”
Now, Long Island Cares, Inc. has a special block of 20 tickets to see Boz Scaggs at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury for one night only on Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Like all of the concerts at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, all of the seats are great, and August 3 will be no different for a special evening with Boz Scaggs. Our block of tickets are in the 6 and 12 rows. In addition to your tickets you have an opportunity to meet many of Long Island Cares’ donors and friends, and support the work of Long Island’s regional food bank. Our special block of tickets are $95.00 each and a portion of the ticket sales will support the Long Island Cares’ Endowment Fund.
To reserve your tickets please email Claire Fratello at: [email protected].