Message from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino:
Boz Scaggs is one of the most indelible artists of the last five decades, with massive commercial hits and a Grammy win under his belt, and he’s now bringing his distinctive voice to the Special Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, October 19, 2018. As a special offer for fans attending the Boz Scaggs show at Fantasy Springs, one CD or download of his forthcoming album Out Of The Blues (available July 27, 2018) is included with every ticket sold.
Boz Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where he recorded the album Boz.
Returning to the U.S. in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band, performing on that group’s albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career with 1968’s seminal Boz Scaggs. Scaggs continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as Moments, Boz Scaggs & Band, My Time, Slow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two and remaining on the album charts for 115 weeks. It spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Subsequently, “We’re All Alone” from that same album, would become a #1 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.”
Scaggs returned to the studio in 1988 after an 8-year hiatus and released Other Roads, Some Change, Dig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade Into Light, the in-concert retrospective Greatest Hits Live. A pair of albums of jazz standards, But Beautiful and Speak Low demonstrated Scaggs’
stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care.
“Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs says. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.” He looks forward to sharing all his music, old and new, with the audience at Fantasy Springs in October.
Tickets for the 8pm Boz Scaggs performance on Friday, October 19, 2018 go on sale Friday, June 1st for $69, $59, and $49 at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, via phone (800) 827-2946 or online at FantasySpringsResort.com, and fans attending the Boz Scaggs show at Fantasy Springs will receive one CD or one download of his forthcoming album Out Of The Blues with every ticket sold.
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