BOZ SCAGGS

The Northern Lights Theater 1721 W Canal Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53233
Price: $84/$79/$74

Wednesday, October 19 at 8 p.m.

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says. “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 twelve tracks of his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. The inspirational heart of those songs lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs’ musical sensibility.

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late sixties with the Steve Miller Band—his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976), including hits “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” 1980’s Middle Man, and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001)—will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers.