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Shuggie Otis Expands Tour With Additional Concerts In U.S. & Europe

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!

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

Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An ‘Inspiration’ – NPR


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.”