Boz Scaggs is gearing up for the release of his new studio album A Fool To Care on March 31, 2015, via 429 Records. A Fool To Care is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2013 album Memphis, which Rolling Stone described as 'sublime' and hit the #1 spot on the Billboard Blues Chart and the Top 20 on the Billboard 200.
A Fool To Care is a new collection of songs boasting Scaggs' pioneering blend of rock, soul, jazz and blues and features guest appearances by Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. And fans will get the chance to see Boz perform the week the record is released as he has been confirmed as a guest on The Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon on April 3rd.
A special bonus CD version of A Fool To Care featuring three bonus tracks ("Gypsy Woman," "MPB," and "Talk to Me, Talk to Me") will be available exclusively at Best Buy and can be pre-ordered now. In addition, fans who pre-order the digital album on iTunes will now receive 3 Immediate Gratification tracks with every preorder.
A Fool To Care showcases the patchwork of influences and innovations that make up a Boz Scaggs album…and sees Scaggs letting loose and having some fun. You can hear that sense of fun, as well as his ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout these twelve tracks. The inspirational heart of the album lies in the sounds of Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma that played such a vital role in shaping Scaggs' musical sensibility, but they venture forth boldly from there. Scaggs brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li'l Millet and the Creoles' "Rich Woman" and an elegant delicacy to the Impressions' "I'm So Proud." He easily negotiates the Latin flavoring of "Last Tango on 16th Street" and "I Want to See You," both written by San Francisco bluesman (and longtime Scaggs compatriot) Jack Walroth.
Produced by Steve Jordan (Stevie Nicks, Bob Dylan, John Mayer) and recorded over four days at Blackbird Studio in Nashville, A Fool To Care features two very special guests – Bonnie Raitt contributes slide guitar and sassy vocals on the original song "Hell To Pay" and Lucinda Williams trades vocal lines with Scaggs as a kind of prayer for deliverance on The Band's "Whispering Pines."
Raised in Texas with an abiding respect for a wide spectrum of American roots music, William Royce "Boz" Scaggs began a long and storied career in 1965 with the release of his first solo recording Boz. After cutting his teeth playing with Steve Miller and honing his rock and R&B chops with the likes of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section and Duane Allman, Scaggs achieved multi-platinum success with Silk Degrees in 1976. He has continued on a lauded and multi-genre musical journey to the present day. With a trademark voice, a rich catalogue and many accolades, Scaggs continues to establish himself as one of music's most creative and original artists.
A Fool To Care Tracklisting:
2.I'm A Fool To Care
3.Hell To Pay
4.Small Town Talk
5.Last Tango on 16th Street
6.There's A Storm A' Comin'
7.I'm So Proud
8.I Want To See You
9.High Blood Pressure
10.Full Of Fire
11.Love Don't Love Nobody