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Boz Scaggs Releasing "Memphis" March 5

Jan 21 2013
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Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs has put the finishing touches on his latest studio album, Memphis. The multi-platinum selling musician has signed with 429 Records, which will release the album on March 5. Showcasing both original songs and choice covers, Memphis was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at Willie Mitchell's legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other Hi Records artists. Joining Scaggs on Memphis are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitars), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums). Scaggs tells Rolling Stone, "It’s one of the easiest projects I’ve ever had. I sang songs that feel entirely comfortable to me. We recorded the 13 tracks to this record in three days. It just sort of fell out easily in the nicest way."  Boz will kick off a tour in support of the new album on March 21 in Modesto, CA.

Last changed: Jan 21 2013 at 7:56 AM

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