After playing in several soul and R&B groups in the United States and England, Boz Scaggs released his debut solo album, Boz, in 1965. Following the release, he performed in England and Switzerland before returning to the US in 1967. In 1976, he linked up with session musicians who would later form Toto and recorded his smash album Silk Degrees. The album reached number 2 on the US charts and number 1 in a number of countries across the world, spawning three hit singles: "Lowdown", "Lido Shuffle", and "What Can I Say", as well as the MOR standard "We're All Alone", later a hit for Rita Coolidge and covered by Frankie Valli. A sellout world tour followed.
Boz Scaggs has released several albums since, and continues to tour and perform periodically.