Michael McDonald • singer-songwriter • Boz Scaggs • classic rock at Sandia Resort & Casino, Albuquerque
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Michael McDonaldsinger-songwriterBoz Scaggsclassic rock

Tuesday Aug 9, 2016

30 Rainbow Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Phone: 526-9366
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Michael McDonald (The Doobie Brothers) and Boz Scaggs pay tribute to the R&B and soul music that inspired them along with fresh, exciting performances of some of their greatest hits.

See also: Show Up!


As a finale to this week’s concert preview extravaganza, I thought I’d write about the Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs concert going off at Sandia Casino Amphitheater (30 Rainbow) on Tuesday, August 9. I was going to be all snarky and tell how I felt that McDonald’s work with Steely Dan made the band sound saccharine or how I felt Scaggs made a career out of aping Donald Fagen. But then I read in some calendar listing how Fagen was playing keys for this show and the three were being billed as The Dukes of September. How could I ever possibly say something bad about that? After all, I’ve based my life on Steely Dan lyrics. Anyway, I did some further research and found out the latter is not the case. Fagen is in New York resting up for the third leg of the Dan’s 2016 tour. So if you go to this show you’ll have to go with your love of McDonald and Scaggs intact. Which is indeed possible, as both are credible purveyors of blue-eyed soul channeled through the AOR aesthetics of the late 1970s. And they always, always come with a hot band attached. Admission to this one range from $30-45; they’ll be opportunities to employ the Lido Shuffle or employ one’s characteristic male vibrato throughout.

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