Boz Scaggs at Gruene Hall
1281 Gruene Rd
New Braunfels, TX 78130
A must for fans who’ve enjoyed his spellbinding new album, “A Fool To Care.” Folk/pop/rock artist Boz Scaggs performs. Opening band TBA. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Fans that have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late ‘60s with the Steve Miller Band and his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976), Middle Man (1980), Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. “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.
Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself. Finally, Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” 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.