Boz Scaggs performing at Keith Albee for Marshall Artists Series

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The Marshall Artists Series is already underway, but some say their favorite act has yet to take the stage.

The Artists Series has already had country music artist Kacey Musgraves and the comedic relief of Anthony Jeselnik, but now, fans await singer Boz Scaggs as he prepares to perform Oct. 27.

Scaggs was a guitarist in the 1960’s and lead singer for The Steve Miller Band. Scaggs has many Top 20 hits and his album “Silk Degrees” made it to No. 2 on the Billboard 200.

Scaggs has been performing for decades now and some fans say his music was very influential.

“Boz Scaggs changed the way I listened to music. I think it is great that he is coming to Huntington,” said local business owner, Jimmy Wedge.

The Artists Series features performers who all fit a different genre. Representatives from the Artists Series believe this is a way to try to accommodate everyone’s tastes.

The series brings a lot of big names to Huntington, garnering a lot of excitement with each performance.

“I think that people are the most excited about Boz Scaggs this year,” said Angela Jones, director of marketing and external affairs for the Marshall Artists Series.

Scaggs is known for many different music genres such as blues, rock, R&B and jazz. Some of his hit songs include “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle” and “What Can I Say.”

“I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Scaggs said in an interview with the Marshall Artists Series Magazine.

Scaggs’ new album “A Fool to Care” was released in the spring. The album features duets with Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. Scaggs tours with his band and performs with Donald Fagen and Michael McDonald as The Dukes of September. Scaggs, Fagen and McDonald perform their own music along with R&B and soul hits.

Scaggs is the third act of the Marshall Artists Series this season. Scaggs’ performance at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse box office, or online at ticketmaster.com.

Kalyn Bordman can be contacted at [email protected]

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