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Blues guitarist Boz Scaggs comes to Beaver Creek

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Blues-rock musician Boz Scaggs won a Grammy for his hit single “Lowdown” of his solo album “Silk Degrees," which hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 1976.

BEAVER CREEK — Blues-rock musician Boz Scaggs will bring his signature guitar music to the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Scaggs is the winner of a Grammy award for Best R&B Song and has topped the Billboard charts with countless songs and albums during the past four decades.

Serendipity at work

Scaggs grew up in Oklahoma and Texas, where he met Steve Miller at Dallas' St. Mark's School of Texas. The two attended college together and played in a band at the University of Wisconsin, Madison before Scaggs began an independent solo career in the rhythm and blues scenes of England and later Sweden. He returned to the United States in the late 1960s to join the psychedelic music movement in San Francisco, where he rejoined his friend and former classmate in the Steve Miller Band for its first two albums.

Sold-Out World Tour

In the 1970s, Scaggs embarked on a sold-out world tour following his debut solo albums. "Lowdown" was a hit single on the album "Silk Degrees" and earned Scaggs his Grammy Award.

Scaggs continues to tour throughout the world, having performed with the likes of Donald Fagen, Phoebe Snow and Michael McDonald. His latest album, "A Fool to Care," rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Album chart and is a compilation of mostly covers, including "Whispering Pines" with Lucinda Williams, and one original blues composition, "Hell to Pay," with Bonnie Raitt.

If you go …

What: Boz Scaggs.

When: 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 20.

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, 68 Avondale Lane, Beaver Creek.

Cost: Tickets start at $115; limited VIP tour packages are $225 and include one premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows, a collectible tour lithograph autographed by Boz Scaggs and other exclusive VIP merchandise.

More information: Tickets are sale now at the VPAC Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or at http://www.vilarpac.org.