July 26, 2015 |
Boz Scaggs is on a tour for his new album, A Fool to Care . He comes to Atlantic City's Borgata on July 31. He has a taste for travel. "I always wanted to be somewhere else than where I was," Scaggs says in that familiar voice. "Restless, I guess you'd call it. " During his teens, Scaggs busked throughout Europe, playing the blues and country songs of his Texas youth, tunes such as his new album's title track, penned by Ted Daffan in 1940; or Dorothy LaBostrie and McKinley Millet's "Rich Woman," also on A Fool to Care . "Growing up, when I wasn't listening to the radio," Scaggs says, "my dad was a traveling salesman, but he had a nice console stereo and a great record collection at home.
March 18, 2013
Ashley Monroe Like A Rose (Warner ***1/2) Ashley Monroe is one-third of the Pistol Annies, the formidable femme country trio featuring Miranda Lambert whose take-no-mess debut Hell on Heels was one of the standout releases of 2011. Like a Rose is technically her second album, though her 2009 debut, Satisfied , was released only digitally and was effectively buried by what was then her record label, Columbia, which must be kicking itself now. That's because Like a Rose , which was coproduced by Vince Gill, is the best collection of trad-country tunes by a Nashville major label in a dog's age. (For me, the last one was Lambert's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2007.)
February 26, 2013
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Joan Rivers; Daytona 500 winner Jimmie Johnson; Kendrick Lamar performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (11:35 p.m., 6ABC) - Terrence Howard; Duck Dynasty ; Morrissey performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Colin Farrell; Naomi Campbell; Boz Scaggs performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - TV host Sharon Osbourne; actor Matthew Lillard. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10)
March 5, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO - Rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose, 64, who formed the band that bore his name and performed with some of rock's heavy hitters, has died. His booking agent, Jim Douglas, said Mr. Montrose passed away at his home in Millbrae on Saturday. Douglas said Mr. Montrose had been in declining health for some time, battling prostate cancer and what Douglas termed "personal demons. " Besides forming his own band in 1973, Mr. Montrose performed with a number of musicians, including Sammy Hagar, Herbie Hancock, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, and the Edgar Winter Group.
December 3, 2010 |
Live music and more, tonight through Thursday, compiled by Shaun Brady, Tom Di Nardo, James Johnson, Sara Sherr and Jonathan Takiff. POP . . . plus Minus The Bear: Splashy, shiny Seattle proggy rockers are so happy to have escaped the rains, they're gonna video their show here for a DVD release. So dress nice and shout loud. Tim Kasher, front guy of Cursive, is on first, likely serving up middle-aged-drama pop from his new "The Game of Monogamy" album. Electric Factory, 7th and Willow streets, 8 tonight, $26.74, 215-627-1332, www.electricfactory.
November 2, 2001 |
Boz Scaggs, whose quintessentially '70s smash Silk Degrees came out during the Bicentennial, is what is euphemistically referred to as a "heritage artist. " But, as he proved Wednesday at the Keswick, the 57-year-old Bay Area singer is much more interested in pushing new material that, in many cases, makes the case for his timelessness. While Scaggs performed the old hits, including a rousing "Lido Shuffle" and a jazzy romp through "Lowdown," the emphasis was on his recently released Dig. The newer material, though clearly from a different time and place, retained some of the lavishness and casual precision of Scaggs' classics.
June 22, 1998 |
Stevie Nicks is a woman who seems to have stopped taking musical risks when she went solo almost 20 years ago, and her concerts have become as much about slick production and building on the Stevie hagiography as they are about music. Nevertheless, the crowd at Camden's Waterfront Entertainment Center, where she performed Friday night, adored her. Acts of slavish devotion from the mostly female fans included clawing past overwhelmed security guards to offer her flowers, tambourines bedecked with ribbons, and other trinkets.
August 18, 1997 |
What '70s pop dinosaur is not at all extinct? Boz Scaggs. Scaggs played a triumphant show at the Keswick Theatre on Saturday night. Couples were dancing in the aisles and there were four standing ovations - one a spontaneous act of joy on the audience's part after an exultant version of "Hey Miss Sun," in which Scaggs traded vocal phrases with his gospel-style backup singer, Lisa Frazier. Scaggs worked hard to earn the crowd's fawning attention. He's one of the few performers popular in the '70s who has maintained his voice - it's as smooth and smoky as ever.
September 12, 1994 |
Boz Scaggs returned to the Tower Theater on Friday for his first concert on his first U.S. tour in 14 years. Resurrected rockers often disappoint, but not Scaggs. The blue-eyed soul man, who had a string of enormously popular hits in the mid-'70s, has written enduring music, and he delivered it with mastery on Friday. His performance made the passage of time seem moot. The centerpiece of the show was Scaggs' piquant voice. Supple as ever, it's both dynamic and yearning. The artist rendered everything from the tender falsetto of "Harbor Lights" to the vexed tenor of "Lowdown" with consummate skill.
September 9, 1994 |
Blue-eyed soul man Boz Scaggs is back. The singer responsible for mid-'70s hits "Lido," "Lowdown," and "We're All Alone," among others, is bringing his first U.S. tour in 14 years to the Tower Theater tonight. Scaggs and a newly formed six-piece band will reprise many of the favorites that helped define an emerging "adult contemporary" format nearly two decades ago. He will also present tunes from his new album, Some Change (Virgin), which received four stars from both Rolling Stone and Stereo Review magazines.