Boz Scaggs performs at WorldFest in Grass Valley on July 17

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:

Rock/blues icon Boz Scaggs will close out the 20th anniversary presentation of the four-day California WorldFest music festival on Sunday, July 17 at the Nevada County fairgrounds in Grass Valley.

Festival producer Julie Baker says, “We were looking for the perfect way to wrap up the diverse lineup we’ve assembled for this year’s WorldFest and couldn’t be happier to have Boz Scaggs in that spot. He is among one of our top requested artists to play in Nevada County. What a legacy of amazing music to bring to the festival’s 20th anniversary.”

The complete festival line up, including over 40 artists over 8 stages, 50 workshops, kids activities, conscious living area, Global Village and Lounge, is available online at

Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas. In high school he joined Steve Miller’s band, the Marksmen. Scaggs and Miller played together through college and 1967 reunited in San Francisco for two albums.

Scaggs’ U.S. solo debut was released to critical acclaim with “Loan Me a Dime,” featuring contributions from Duane Allman. Scaggs released Slow Dancer, produced by ex-Motown producer Johnny Bristol, which was again critically hailed.

Then came 1976’s Silk Degrees, with hits “Lowdown,” and “Lido Shuffle”. Scaggs success continued with Middle Man yielding hits with “Breakdown Dead Ahead” and “Jo Jo”. Scaggs also appeared on the soundtrack of the film Urban Cowboy.

In San Francisco, Scaggs became known for his annual black-tie concerts on New Year’s Eve and as founder of renowned rock club Slim’s.

Of his most recent release, A Fool to Care, Scaggs says, “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever. It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.”

The rest of the article is here.

—The Center for the Arts

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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