Boz Scaggs

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

Recorded in Muscle Shoals with guitarist Duane Allman, Boz Scaggs’ 1969 “Loan Me a Dime” is a blues landmark — along with Allman’s subtle slide guitar, the track features a rhythm section composed of bassist David Hood and drummer Roger Hawkins. The rest of that year’s Boz Scaggs full-length was equally fine, but Scaggs went on to become an exponent of an easy-rolling approach to soul on “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown.” If those well-known 1976 tracks epitomize yacht rock, Scaggs has always been deeper than his detractors claim.  He cut his new full-length Memphis at the Bluff City’s famed Royal Studios, where producer Willie Mitchell once recorded the likes of Al Green, Ann Peebles and O.V. Wright. His taste in material is as sharp as ever:  Memphis features versions of Willy DeVille’s “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl” and Walter Becker and Donald Fagen’s “Pearl of the Quarter.”

—Edd Hurt

Wed, May 1 | 7:30 PM
Ryman Auditorium
$45.50 - $65.50
All ages
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Boz Scaggs

San Francisco CA  |  Rock

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