Boz Scaggs is a unique and consummate "blue-eyed soul" singer, songwriter, and guitar player whose mesmerizing style and vocal timbre never cease to entrance record buyers and live audiences. He has the easy confidence and skills to cover songs by icons like Otis Redding and Al Green. He can evoke Mose Allison's hipness in a rhythmic context and Van Morrison's interpretive pallette as a balladeer. He's that good, and that sui generis.

Boz first achieved prominence as a guitarist and occasional lead singer in the Steve Miller Band in the late 1960s. His 1969 solo recording of "Loan Me A Dime," featuring Duane Allman on lead guitar, was justifiably the most-requested song in the history of KSAN, the Bay Area's premiere FM radio station back in the day. His greatest pop success was the 1976 album Silk Degrees, which included the top-10 singles "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" as well as the romantic classic, "We're All Alone."

Boz has continued to write new material and make memorable recordings over the years cheap wedding dresses. He tours regularly every summer and never fails to garner great reviews. His current album, Memphis, is a terrific collection of soul covers and originals, my favorite album of 2013 to date.

Boz Scaggs is our Featured Artist for May and June 2013. I've posted two great live performances as well as a few other YouTube links for your enjoyment on the Home Page. Have you seen Boz in concert? What are your favorite songs and albums of his? Where does he belong in the Alley Pantheon?