Grammy Award- winning musician Boz Scaggs, known for hits like “Lowdown” and “Lido Shuffle,” brings his Out of the Blues Tour to Thousand Oaks at 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 23 at the Kavli Theatre in Bank of America Performing Arts Center, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
“Out of the Blues,” released in 2018, is the final installment of Scaggs’ album trilogy that began in 2013 with “Memphis” and continued with “A Fool to Care” in 2015.
“Blues” features Scaggs tackling classics by such blues greats as Bobby “Blue” Bland, Jimmy Reed and Magic Sam, as well as Neil Young’s “On the Beach,” and original compositions by his pal Jack Walroth.
“ These albums, to some degree, are an exploration of (my) early influences, tracked through different periods of my experience,” he said.
Born in Ohio, Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he spent his teenage years immersed in the blues, R&B and early rock ’n’ roll. The blues is what first sparked his love for music.
Scaggs launched his solo career with the 1968 “Boz Scaggs” album and continued to mine a mix of rock, blues and R&B influences, along with a signature style of ballads, on his 1970s albums.