Boz Scaggs

Concert Under The Stars

Friday June 22 @ 8:30pm, Main Stage, Marion Dewar Plaza


“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” says Boz Scaggs about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there, ranging from the seductive New Orleans rumble of the title track to the wry social commentary of “Hell to Pay” and a heartbreakingly wistful interpretation of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.” Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ sly drawl to a funky workout.