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  • Jul 11 , 2017
  • 6:00 PM
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Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald

Jul 11 , 2017 Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill

Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald will perform at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill on Tuesday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at $99.50, $75, $49.50 and $35 in the Crest Ford pavilion and $30 on the Kroger lawn go on sale this Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at Livenation.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations. Tickets may also be charged by phone to American Express, Discover, Visa and MasterCard by calling 800.745.3000.

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late `60s with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976) and Middle Man (1980); and the splendid assurance of late-period high points like Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. He brings a sly drawl to a funky workout like Li’l Millet and the Creoles’ “Rich Woman,” a conversational intimacy to Bobby Charles’s “Small Town Talk,” 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. His soul is effortless and deeply felt, never making a show of itself, but unmistakably evident in every lyric he delivers.

Scaggs’ latest release is A Fool to Care, a 12-track album released in 2015.  Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care.  Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” and Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” For more information on Boz Scaggs, visit www.bozscaggs.com.

Two notes. That’s all it takes to recognize the voice of Michael McDonald.  Distinctive and soulful, it is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times.  To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades.  From `70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.

Beyond his music, McDonald has long been an active humanitarian.  He has lent his talents and energies to many causes and benefits, including MusiCares, the National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, the 7UP Grammy Signature Schools Program and was part of a star-studded lineup at Kokua For Japan, a concert that raised $1.6 million for tsunami relief. For more information on Michael McDonald, visit www.michaelmcdonald.com.

Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald at Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill is part of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series.

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