(CLEARWATER) The Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre presents GRAMMY® Award-winner Boz Scaggs Out Of The Blues Tour 2021 on Thursday, October 21 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 9 at 10 am.
It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade plus musical career.
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs’ long and storied career began in 1968 with the release of his first solo recording Boz Scaggs, which was recorded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. 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 #2 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 hit for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two Then Left and Middle Man, and the hit singles Breakdown Dead Ahead, Jo Jo and Look What You’ve Done to Me.
Despite his ‘70s successes, Scaggs spent much of the 1980s out of the music-biz spotlight, traveling, opening a family business, fathering young children and founding the San Francisco nightclub, Slim’s. He returned to the studio after an eight-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, as well as a stint touring with Donald Fagen’s New York Rock & Soul Review; all while continuing to maintain a loyal audience in the U.S. and overseas, particularly in Japan. A pair of jazz standard albums, But Beautiful and Speak Low, the latter topping the Billboard Jazz chart, 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 comments. “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.
Tickets priced at $125, $95 and $85, as well as a very limited number of VIP Packages, will be available by visiting www.rutheckerdhall.com/event/boz-scaggs. Tickets may also be purchased by calling The Raymond James Central Ticket Office at Ruth Eckerd Hall at 727.791.7400, Tuesday through Saturday noon to 4 pm ONLY. The Bilheimer Capitol Theatre Box Office will open one hour prior to show time.