We haven’t heard from him in a while, but Shuggie Otis, the phenomenal ’70s soul artist, is back in action with a new album, Inspiration Information/Wings of Love, to be released on April 16th. In case you didn’t figure it out from the title, the album is a double release. The first CD (or set of mp3s, or whatever format people “buy” music in these days) features all the music from Inspiration Information as well as four unreleased tracks recorded in 1971. The second half of the release contains 15 never-before-heard live and studio recordings spanning the ’70s through the 2000s. Shuggie is also going on an accompanying tour, which has U.S. dates, as well as a trip to the Pacific for shows in Australia and Japan.

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Shuggie began playing guitar at age two (though it’s hard to imagine a two-year-old even being able to hold a guitar), and by age 12 he was playing in his father’s band. This occasionally involved dressing up in dark glasses and a false mustache, so he would be allowed into bars and night clubs. As his career grew, he became known for his musicial, as well as his song-writing abilites, and Shuggie has recorded with Frank Zappa, Al Kooper, Etta James, and Eddie Vinson. If you missed him in New York on January 10th, don’t worry – he’ll be back on April 18th when he plays at B.B King’s.

Shuggie Otis Concert Tickets

Shuggie Otis Concerts

Date City State/Country Venue
01/10/13 New York City NY Highline Ballroom
2//23/13 Mexico City Mexico El Plaza Condesa
3/23/13 Sydeny Australia The Enmore
3/24/13 Melbourne Australia Hamer Hal
3/26/13 Brisbane Australia The Tivoli Theatre
3/28-3/29/13 Byron Bay Australia Bluesfest
3/31-4/1/13 Tokyo Japan Billboard Live Tokyo
4/14/13 Toronto Canada Phoenix Concert Theatre
4/17/13 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall
4/18/13 New York City NY (BB King’s Blues Club and Grill
4/21/13 Washington DC The Howard Theatre
4/23-4/24/13 Seattle WA The Triple Door
4/26/13 San Francisco CA Mezzanine

Shuggie Otis Past Setlist

Main Set


Track Song
1 Inspiration Information
2 Aht Uh Mi Hed
3 Island Letter
4 Band introduction/Happy birthday
5 Trying To Get Close To You
6 Happy House
7 Sweetest Thang
8 Sparkle City
9 Picture Of Love (in B-flat)
10 Wings Of Love
11 Doin’ What’s Right
12 Strawberry Letter 23
13 Shuggie’s Boogie
Track Song
1 Ice Cold Daydream

Shuggie Otis Videos