Boz Scaggs is set to perform at the Deniliquin Blues & Roots Festival this year.CASS SAVELLIS February 12, 2014 4:38am
Famed US musician Boz Scaggs (pictured) will make his way to Deniliquin for this year’s Blues & Roots Festival.
With 17 records under his belt, the singer, songwriter and guitarist is a legend of blues and R&B, rock and jazz.
His new record, Memphis, is set to hit the shelves in March and Boz will be showcasing classics and fresh tunes from throughout his career when in Deniliquin.
‘‘I’ll be playing some hits people have heard on the radio, blues numbers and some tracks off Memphis,’’ Boz told the Pastoral Times.
‘‘I’ve been playing with the same six-piece band for quite some time and they’ll be joining me on stage.’’
Boz said inspiration for his new record, which features a mix of originals and covers, came from older tunes he felt he could ‘‘give a new twist’’.
‘‘I covered songs that I enjoy singing including Al Green, Willy DeVille, (2013 Blues Festival artist) Tony Joe White and Tyrone Davis,’’ he said.
‘‘It includes any song I felt like singing on the album and some new material.’’
Boz has an impressive musical career which spans five decades, with his wealth of experience leading to an ideal sound throughout the years.
‘‘My sound has just evolved and I think I have matured over the years,’ he said.
‘‘My voice is as good as it has ever been.
‘‘My style has changed; it’s mostly rhythm and blues but there’s also some jazz singing.’’
With this being his first visit to Australia in about six years, Blues & Roots patrons have a golden opportunity to see this international artist perform in Deniliquin.
‘‘Australia always has a really good audience and they appreciate the music,’’ Boz said.
Boz Scaggs will take to the stage on Sunday of the Easter weekend festival. See www.denibluesfestival.com for more information and www.bozscaggs.com to learn more about the artist.
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