Boz Scaggs' "MEMPHIS" Debuts In Billboard Top 20!
Critically Acclaimed Project Is First In Over Five Years
Available Everywhere Including Starbucks & Barnes & Noble
Scaggs Will Tour Throughout 2013
"An R&B covers LP with the right amount of grit and sweetness…sublime." Rolling Stone 3 1/2 Stars
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy Award winning rock legend Boz Scaggs is enjoying one is his best chart debuts with his latest studio album titled MEMPHIS. The critically acclaimed return to form entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #17, his best debut since the phenomenal success of "Silk Degrees." The multi-platinum selling musician just signed with 429 Records which releases the album on March 5th. The music is available everywhere including a continuing campaign at North American Starbucks stores and Barnes & Noble (which offers a 2CD exclusive set including a disc of 6 demo versions). 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" with high profile shows including The Apollo Theater on May 14th.
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. He and his band continue to tour worldwide and Scaggs also performs alongside Donald Fagan and Michael McDonald in their band billed as The Dukes of September.
BOZ SCAGGS 2013 CONFIRMED DATES INCLUDE:
22 - Napa, CA - The Uptown Theatre
24 - Airway Heights, WA - N. Quest Casino - Pend Oreille Pavilion
26 - Palm Desert, CA - McCallum Theatre For the Performing Arts
06 - Bridgeport, CT - The Klein Memorial Auditorium
08 - Worcester, MA - Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
09 - Buffalo, NY - Univ. of Buffalo Center For the Arts
11 - Minneapolis, MN - State Theatre
12 - Saint Charles, IL - The Arcada Theatre
13 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor
15 - Newport News, VA - Ferguson Center for the Arts
17 - Greenville, SC - Peace Center For the Performing Arts
19 - Meridian, MS - Riley Center for the Performing Arts
21 - Lafayette, LA - Heymann Performing Arts Center
23 - Midland, TX - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
24 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Performing Arts Center - Annette Strauss Square
26 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
27 - Houston, TX - Arena Theatre
03 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
04 – Melbourne, FL – Center For The Performing Arts
07 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
08 – Durham, NC – Carolina Theatre
14 – New York, NY – Apollo Theater
16- San Francisco, CA – Stern Grove Festival
22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl Concert Theatre @ Palms Casino
For more information visit: www.429records.com/bozscaggs
2-CD Exclusive includes 2nd disc of 6 demo versions
429 Records is a unit of The Savoy Label Group (SLG). SLG is the North American based division of Nippon Columbia the oldest music company in Japan. The Savoy Label Group has evolved into a Grammy Award winning and chart topping independent music company consistently outperforming competitors in key music categories as monitored by Billboard Magazine. The Savoy Label Group is led by Steve Vining and is based in Los Angeles, CA.
SOURCE 429 Records
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