A casual listen to the Boz Scaggs discography makes one thing obvious: Boz Scaggs is both a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in blues and R’n’B, rock and jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.
Royce ‘Boz’ Scaggs first gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and occasional lead singer with the Steve Miller Band. He proceeded to release the solo album ‘Boz Scaggs’ in 1969 to critical acclaim, followed by ‘Moments’, ‘Boz Scaggs and Band’, ‘My Time’ and ‘Slow Dancer’ – featuring songs such as ‘We Were Always Sweethearts’, ‘Dinah Flo’, ‘You Make It So Hard’, and ’Slow Dancer.’
Then came the multi-platinum 1975 release ‘Silk Degrees’ featuring hits like ‘Lowdown’, which won the Grammy Award for Best R’B’ Song, ‘Lido Shuffle’, ‘What Can I Say’ and the ballad ‘We’re All Alone’, which became a worldwide hit for Rita Coolidge.
Scaggs continues to write, record music and tour.