Special Guest Jeff LeBlanc
“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction when Boz returns to Luther Burbank Center for the Arts on August 1st. The inspirational heart of his new album 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.” Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly appreciate Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. With hits such as “It’s Over,” “Lowdown,” “What Can I Say,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Harbor Lights” and (from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack) “Look What You’ve Done to Me,” it’s sure to be a good time!