Concert

Boz Scaggs

Tuesday, July 10 at 7:30 pm

State Theatre

“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.”

You can hear 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.”

What ultimately communicates about A Fool to Care is how fully Boz Scaggs inhabits these songs. They seem less like interpretations than realizations, proofs that when you truly make someone else’s song your own, you paradoxically restore something essential to it. Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with. Let’s hope so, but let’s also not get ahead of ourselves. A Fool to Care is here right now, and to overlook its many great pleasures by thinking about more that might come in the future would be foolish and uncaring indeed. – Anthony DeCurtis

VIP Packages Available Online Only

Boz Scaggs – Front Row Package ($195) Includes:

  • One front row ticket
  • Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (limited print)
  • Commemorative poker chip
  • Custom Boz Scaggs playing cards
  • Boz  Scaggs dice set
  • Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item
  • Commemorative VIP ticket
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Limited availability

 Boz Scaggs – VIP Tour Package ($165) Includes:

  • One premium reserved ticket located in rows 2-12
  • Collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs (limited print)
  • Commemorative poker chip
  • Custom Boz Scaggs playing cards
  • Boz Scaggs dice set
  • Exclusive Boz Scaggs VIP merchandise item
  • Commemorative VIP ticket
  • Commemorative tour laminate
  • Limited availability

 

 

 

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