Boz Scaggs talks covering Neil Young, hating yacht rock, why he loves Radiohead and more in a wide-ranging interview. Boz Scaggs takes nothing for granted, especially his voice. Each day before soundcheck on his just-wrapped tour, he put his vocal cords through their paces. From his early psychedelic days with the original Steve Miller Band the two met in private school in Texas in the late Fifties through early solo albums that incorporated soul and blues and into his Silk Degrees pop phase, Scaggs has traversed the musical landscape, holding all of his work together with his instantly distinctive delivery. What made you decide to delve into so many roots genres over the last decade or so? I was sort of a hayseed; I grew up in small town, nowhere Oklahoma and Texas.
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Join Songkick to track Boz Scaggs and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near Fischbach, Germany. Velma V. View all upcoming concerts Through his music he explored the rock, blues, and soul genres, and was a renowned guitarist in the Steve Miller Band as well as having a successful solo career. Boz Scaggs started experimenting with music at a young age and learned how to play the guitar at the age of Both Miller and Scaggs ended up attending the same university and played in several blues bands during their school years. In Scaggs moved back to the US and settled in San Francisco where the psychedelic scene was starting to explode. The album conveyed Scaggs starting to define his unique sound in the blue-eyed soul genre.
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Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour. Scaggs was born in Canton, Ohio ,  the eldest child of a traveling salesman. He attended a Dallas private school, St. After learning guitar at the age of 12, Scaggs met Steve Miller at St. Mark's School. In , he became the vocalist for Miller's band, the Marksmen. The pair later attended the University of Wisconsin—Madison together, playing in blues bands like the Ardells and the Fabulous Knight Trains. Returning to the U.