- 7 June 2013
Shuggie Otis has expanded his concert tour due to popular demand! Be sure to check out the newest dates below, as well as additional dates on Shuggie's complete tour calendar to see when he might be playing in your area!
DATE CITY VENUE TICKETS Jul 6 Long Beach, CA Long Beach Funk Fest Buy Now Jul 8 Vienna, Austria Arkadenhof Wien Buy Now Jul 31 Reno, NV Artown Festival Aug 7 Allston, MA Scullers Jazz Club (Early Show) Buy Now Aug 7 Allston, MA Scullers Jazz Club (Late Show) Buy Now Aug 8 Brooklyn, NY BAM Rhythm & Blues Festival Buy Now Aug 10 Devens, MA The Nines Music & Arts Festival Buy Now Sep 5 Seattle, WA Neumos Buy Now Sep 7 Portland, OR MusicfestNW (Crystal Ballroom) Buy Now Sep 25 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre Buy Now Sep 26 Cincinnati, OH MidPoint Music Festival Buy Now Oct 8 Richmond, VA The National Buy Now Oct 9 Asheville, NC Orange Peel Buy Now Oct 10 Nashville, TN Exit In Buy Now Oct 11 Atlanta, GA Terminal West Buy Now Oct 12 New Orleans, LA House of Blues New Orleans Buy Now
- 5 June 2013
This isn't the first time Shuggie Otis' masterpiece, Inspiration Information, has been reissued -- but that's OK. It's an album that absolutely deserves to be rediscovered every decade or so.
Released nearly 40 years ago, the album became Otis' most acclaimed work, and also his last official release: Otis continued to work and play with other musicians, but a follow-up album has never materialized. In celebrating Inspiration Information's anniversary, Sony has re-released the album along with Wings of Love, a new compilation bringing together 25 years' worth of unreleased material.
Read and listen to NPR's Shuggie Otis report on "All Things Considered."
- 13 May 2013
Check out these Shuggie Otis photos from the Music Hall of Williamsburg. Photos by Jack Jefferies.
- 9 May 2013
From Rolling Stone: This reissue pairs his metaphysically funky 1974 masterpiece, Inspiration Information, with a similarly spacey unreleased LP cut between 1975 and 2000 that positions this multi-instrumentalist as a missing link between Sly, Jimi, Stevie, Prince and Frank Ocean. Start with "Aht Uh Mi Hed," a beatbox symphony so uplifting you may feel your feet leaving the ground. Four stars.
Read more at Rolling Stone.