It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ new album is Out of the Blues since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. With a sound immersed in blues, R&B, and early rock ‘n’ roll, Scaggs has soared from Steve Miller Band member to chart-topping solo artist. He continued to mine a personalized mix of rock, blues, and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads, creating a pair of albums of jazz standards. Speak Low topped the Billboard Jazz chart and demonstrated his stylistic mastery, as did the Southern-flavored Memphis and the rhythm & bluesy A Fool to Care.
“Music has been a constant companion and I’m feeling more free with it than ever,” Scaggs comments. “I feel like I’ve found my voice through all these years, and I’ve gotten closer to where I want to be with my approach.”