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Boz Scaggs Quotes

A lot of what I have always done is do other singers.

As a guitar player, you can gravitate to the blues because you can play it easily. It's not a style that's difficult to pick up. It's purely emotive and dead easy to get a start with.

As far as other instrumentalists, I used to love mellow sax players like Paul Desmond. I love piano.

From the time I moved to San Francisco in 1967 to play with the Steve Miller Band, there was a lot of support in the music community for one cause or another, but this one was special because it was put on by people who understood where musicians' hearts are.

I am not a jazz singer. I wouldn't place myself on that footing. I wouldn't even enter that arena.

I feel fortunate that I was able to step away from it when I wasn't interested.

I felt that, in retrospect, there was a time in the late Seventies, after I had a string of hits and successes, as a performer and a recording artist, that I wasn't saying anything.

I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice.

I love all kinds of music.

I love working with the quartet. I have more freedom and flexibility.

I really just followed my musical instincts every step of my life.

I think that it can be said of a lot of artists, and myself included, that we made the same record over and over from the beginning.

I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music.

I was a guitar player first off.

I would say that I'm finding my voice in more ways than one.

I'm easily distracted by other things in the world around me.

I'm not a jazz singer.

I'm still trying to re-create a Ray Charles concert that I heard when I was fifteen years old, and all my nerve endings were fried and transformed, and electricity shot through me.

My earliest influences were things I heard in my household.

My first love was the sound of guitar.