Boz Scaggs

Writer/Artist

Boz Scaggs, one of the most influential songwriter/artists of the ‘70s and ‘80s, was responsible for a series of defining albums that fused roots rock, the blues, and Southern soul.

Scaggs got his professional start as a member of The Steve Miller Band in the mid-1960s and launched a solo career in 1968 with his soulful self-titled debut on Atlantic Records. Critical and commercial acclaim grew through active touring and the completion of several more albums, including the 1971 release of the grittier album, 'Moments' (Columbia), his 1972 release, 'My Time' (which included “Dinah Flo” and "Slow Dancer").

His commercial breakthrough came in 1977 with the release of 'Silk Degrees,' a four million-selling album that spawned four hit singles, "Lido Shuffle," "Lowdown,""It’s Over," and "What Can I Say," topped worldwide album charts, and earned him the Best R&B Song Grammy for “Lowdown.” The follow-up albums, 'Down Two Then Left' (featuring the singles "Hard Times" and “Hollywood”) and 1980's 'Middle Man (including the hits “JoJo” and “Breakdown Dead Ahead"), both went platinum.

After taking a hiatus from touring and recording through much of the ‘80s, Scaggs returned with a vengeance in the ‘90s, releasing a series of albums of original material featuring both elegant pop and gritty southern soul as well as a set of jazz standards, and joining Donald Fagen’s 'Rock And Soul Revue,' a year-long jaunt that featured a mix of hits and classic cover songs. Scaggs and Fagen reunited for the current ‘Dukes of September Tour’ which also features Michael MacDonald.

Most recently, “Lido Shuffle” was the regular theme for Fox’s televised NFL playoff games as well as the Daytona 500. Additionally Spirit creatives have placed Boz’s songs in Lionsgate Entertainment’s action/drama 'Warrior' and Warner Brothers’ Dolly Parton/Queen Latfiah ladies starrer, 'Joyful Noise.'

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