Boz Scaggs Plays Merriam Theater Tonight

Boz Scaggs Plays Merriam Theater Tonight

Rock legend Boz Scaggs brings The Memphis Tour to Philadelphia in support of recent album release, Memphis (March 2013), tonight, May 10 at 8 p.m. in the Merriam Theater.

The "Lido Shuffle" star Boz Scaggs first achieved notoriety in the 60s as part of the Steve Miller Band. His guitar and vocal talents took center stage with a solo career in the '70s with numerous critically acclaimed hits, "Lowdown" and "Silk Degrees," to name a few.

Produced by Steve Jordan, Memphis is Scaggs' first album of studio work in the past five years, recorded at the legendary Royal Studio in Memphis. The album draws inspiration from his southern roots, and is a continued exploration of R&B, soul and blues with distinctive touches on classics such as "Rainy Night in Georgia," "Corinna Corinna," and "Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl," as well as featuring two new compositions.

"Memphis...incorporates the aura of the old Memphis sound studios and channels it through a soulful song mix out of the 70's south.... you can virtually still hear the great sessions of Al Green seeping through each track of this release."

Tickets are available from $49 to $69 at, 215-893-1999, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office located on Broad and Spruce streets, Philadelphia, Pa. (open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., later on performance evenings).