Tickets on sale Friday for Boz Scaggs in Raleigh September 18
RALEIGH | Duke Energy Center | Sept 18 | TICKETS & INFO
“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”
A Fool to Care shares 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.”
Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay.” Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach.
Boz Scaggs’ remarkable career dates back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; and continued into solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980), followed by late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001). Scaggs brings his sounds, both classic and new, to Raleigh's Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on September 18.