GRAMMY Award winning rock legend Boz Scaggs is celebrating the debut of his latest studio album titled MEMPHIS with an extensive tour which makes a stop at Royce Hall in Los Angeles on September 11. The critically acclaimed album, which was released by 429 Records, entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #17 and the Billboard Blues Chart at #1, his best chart debut since the phenomenal success of Silk Degrees. The collection is available via all music carriers including North American Starbucks stores and Barnes & Noble (which offers a 2CD exclusive set including a disc of 6 demo versions). The album is also available on 180 gram audiophile quality vinyl. Showcasing both original songs and choice covers, MEMPHIS was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at Willie Mitchell’s legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. Joining Scaggs on MEMPHIS are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitars), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums). Boz is continuing a national tour in support of “Memphis” and will embark on an international leg which will include a visit to Japan in November.
William Royce “Boz” Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz. Scaggs quickly developed into an iconic singer songwriter cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller on several highly successful projects and honing his rock and R&B chops working with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman. Scaggs hit it big in 1976 achieving multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees and its follow ups. Scaggs continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey to the present day.