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Boz Scaggs: Out of the Blues Tour 2022

July 27 | 8:00 pm

Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen


A Schaefer Popular Series Event

Series Sponsorship provided by Bonnie and Jamie Schaefer.
Performance Sponsorship provided by Boone Area Visitors Bureau, Mast General Store, Goodnight Brothers,
SkyBest Communications, Inc., Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Vincent Properties, and Appalachian Home Care LLC.


For five decades, Boz Scaggs has mined a personalized mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads on such influential ’70s albums as MomentsBoz Scaggs & BandMy TimeSlow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees, the latter of which spawned three Top 40 hit singles: “It’s Over,” “Lido Shuffle,” and the Grammy-winning “Lowdown.” Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two then Left and Middle Man, introducing such hit singles as “Breakdown Dead Ahead,” “Jo Jo” and “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” Scaggs’ appearance marks his first return to the festival since 2013.

Limited VIP PACKAGES available. See details below.

LOCATION: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, 733 Rivers St., Boone, NC 28608

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Box Office at theschaefercenter@appstate.edu or call 800-841-2787 or 828-262-4046.

ACCOMMODATION STATEMENT: Appalachian is committed to providing an inclusive experience for individuals with disabilities. If accommodations are needed in order to fully participate on the basis of a disability, contact the Office of Disability Resources (828.262.3056). It is recommended that accommodation requests be made two weeks prior to the event.

TICKETS:

$50 Adults
$25 Students


VIP TICKET PACKAGES

  • BOZ SCAGGS – “FRONT ROW VIP PACKAGE”: $199
    Limit 10 people *SOLD OUT*
    INCLUDES:
    * One front row ticket
    * Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (limited print)
    * Specially designed Boz Scaggs embroidered hat
    * Boz Scaggs canvas tote bag
    * Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item
    * Commemorative tour laminate
    * Commemorative ticket
  • BOZ SCAGGS – “VIP TOUR PACKAGE”: $149
    Limit 60 people
    INCLUDES:
    * One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-12
    * Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (limited print)
    * Specially designed Boz Scaggs embroidered hat
    * Boz Scaggs canvas tote bag
    * Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item
    * Commemorative tour laminate
    * Commemorative ticket

SHOWTIME:
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 8pm
Doors open at 7pm

ABOUT BOZ SCAGGS

It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album is Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career.

Born William Royce Scaggs in Canton, Ohio, on June 8, 1944, he grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock ‘n’ roll. While attending school in Dallas, he played in local combos. After several years as a journeyman musician around Madison, WI, and Austin, TX, Scaggs spent time traveling in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, eventually settling in Stockholm where he recorded the album Boz.

Returning to the U.S. in 1967, Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band in San Francisco, performing on that group’s albums Children of the Future and Sailor, before launching his solo career with 1968’s seminal Boz Scaggs LP, recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL, for Atlantic Records. 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 MomentsBoz Scaggs & BandMy TimeSlow Dancer and 1976’s Silk Degrees. The latter release became a massive commercial breakthrough, reaching Number Two 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 single for Rita Coolidge. Silk Degrees was followed by the albums Down Two then Left and Middle Man, and such hit singles as “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 RoadsSome ChangeDig, the Grammy-nominated Come on Home, the unplugged Fade into Light, and 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 albums of jazz standards, 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.”

SPONSORED BY

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Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
8:00 pm
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