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Boz Scaggs To Perform At Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Krysten Massa

Boz Scaggs gained fame in the 1960's for being the singer of the Steve Miller Bannd. (Photo: Danny Clinch)

The Westhampton Performing Arts Center (WHBPAC) will host a performance from Boz Scaggs on Saturday, August 8 at 8 p.m. The musician is coming to WHBPAC on the heels of his highly anticipated new album.

Scaggs is not only a Grammy award-winning singer, but he has also had a nostalgic rock career. After learning guitar at the age of 12, he first teamed up with Steve Miller at St. Mark's School. The duo joined forces again when they both attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and played in blues bands together. Scaggs left school to join London's burgeoning rhythm and blues scene. From the U.K., he traveled to Sweden as a solo performer and eventually recorded his first solo album, "Boz."

After that, he returned to the U.S. and became the guitarist and lead singer for the Steve Miller Band. Scaggs performed on the Steve Miller Band's first two albums and then in 1968, he secured a solo record with Atlantic Records.

The musician later moved to Columbia Records where his work really flourished. His first four albums with Columbia all charted. More recently, this year Scaggs released an album of covers, called "A Fool to Care." The album hit #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart and #54 on Billboard 200. "These 12 songs map out a concise history of American soul, with a heavy dose of New Orleans strut including the title track (a hit for Fats Domino) and Huey "Piano" Smith's "High Blood Pressure" and a dollop of Chicago sweetness (the Impressions' gorgeous "I'm So Proud")," said Alan Light of "Rolling Stone," about the album.

Tickets for his show at the Westhampton Performing Arts Center range from $145 to $195.

WHBPAC is located at 76 Main Street in Westhampton Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.whbpac.org.




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