Boz Scaggs has made a career out of mellow rock. But for his latest, Out of the Blues, Scaggs wanted to show off his roots as child of the ’50s. The title is a literal description of content — technically […]
There were many tribute concerts in bars, clubs, and performance halls around the country on May 24, 2016, the diamond anniversary of Bob Dylan’s birth. I chose the one that was the second day of a two-night tribute at the Ryman. […]
Boz Scaggs, best known in mainstream pop music for his classic ’70s disco-era album, Silk Degrees, has always drawn his roots, influence, and musical expression from Texas blues. He began with a blues guitar in his hands as a teenager in Texas. The […]
The contrast could not be greater between the muted dark brown cover of Boz Scaggs’ eponymous 1969 debut album and the golden melodies inside. On that cover stands a rumpled young singer-songwriter partially obscuring a nondescript doorway, an image that […]
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