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“The multiplatinum singer-songwriter and his five-piece band kicked things up with "Georgia" from the blue-eyed soul classic Silk Degrees from 1976. As he sang "moonlight through the pines," it resonated on this cool night spent on the Westside. The humble artist then stepped aside for energetic backup singer Ms. Mone’t, who has appeared with Scaggs before and here performed "I Thank You/Thank You for Lettin' Me Be Myself (Again)." That got the people off their butts, and soon they would be swaying.”

“Backed up by a five-member team of veteran musicians and a truly talented R&B singer, Ms. Monét, Scaggs delivered a 100-minute set full of timeless classic hits. While the audience moved forward, Ms. Monét (Conesha Monét Owens) took over lead singing duties, performing a medley of hits from R&B legends Sly & the Family Stone, James Brown and Sam & Dave. Ms. Monét belted out the songs to the delight of the surging crowd while Scaggs led the band in an intense R&B jam. ”

“Scaggs, 67, hangs his blue-eyed soulful voice on a few jazzy guitar chords. His fierce backup singer, Miss Monet Owens, nearly stole the show during a cover of Fats Domino’s “Sick and Tired.” ***Calm returned to the quiet storm that is Scaggs with the launch of his yacht-rock hit from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack, “Look What You’ve Done to Me.” If only Christopher Cross had shared the bill, I could’ve died with my penny loafers on. ***Ms. Monét's song was Bonnie Raitt's "Something To Talk About"”

“It was the talented and sassy Ms. Monet that got the crowd going this evening. Scaggs and Ms. Monet had an interesting exchange on “Miss Sun,” at one point, Scaggs’ guitar imitating Monet’s voice and the performance earning the first universal standing ovation of the night. Then the band launched into “Something to Talk About,” and Ms. Monet owned the crowd. From that moment, the energy level of the night increased. Although the song selection shifted back to what Scagg’s does best, with his romantic “Look What You’ve Done to Me” prompting at least one couple to slow dance in the aisle, the audience was now noticeably digging everything that was being thrown their way. Continue reading on Examiner.com Concert review: Chandler audience digs Boz Scaggs, March 7, 2012 - Mesa Classic Rock Music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/classic-rock-music-in-mesa/concert-review-chandler-audience-digs-boz-scaggs-march-7-2012-review#ixzz1pKqu2eCX”

"Scaggs would provide close to an hour and a half of solid entertainment. Not only did he showcase his considerable guitar skills, members of his talented backing band were also given their moments in the sun to shine as well. They wasted little time in putting their own musical signatures on many of the hits performed throughout the evening. Scaggs ceded the microphone over to backing vocalist Monet Owens, the singer brought the house down with her magnificent rendition of the Bonnie Raitt hit, “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About”. Owens is a dynamic and powerful artist in her own right. Her soulful and soaring presence behind the mic often allowed Scaggs to nimbly tackle intricate guitar work in various songs. The vocal prowess she displayed proved to be the perfect counterbalance to the Boz man’s silky smooth, relaxed style of singing.

“The Empire was beyond sold-out, with people standing, jostling and dancing in the aisles of the balconies before Saadiq was even halfway through his set. The scene on stage, meanwhile, looked far more orderly, harking back to the days of the immaculately-suited and drilled soul revue bands of the 1960s and 1970s. Saadiq, a geeky-but-cool looking guy in the kind of black spectacles that make their own statement, played a white guitar – or not, as the moment demanded. Behind him, five musicians stood or sat in a neat line, while two backing singers shored up the vocal parts, one of them, Monet Owens, erupting with volcanic effect as she took the lead lines on certain occasions. ”

“As always, one of the songs we look forward to on the set list is “Miss Sun,” a torrid, bluesy rocker that allows terrific band vocalist, Monet Owens, the pride of Oakland, to bask in the spotlight’s glow. The arrangement is tight and sassy and features the glorious saxophone of soulful Eric Crystal and dazzling keyboard stylings of Mike Logan. Once “Miss Monet” plays musical patty-cake with Scaggs on “Miss Sun,” she gets an opportunity to solo. Once again, she showed off her considerable talents with a powerhouse rendition of Bonnie Raitt’s “Let’s Give ’Em Something to Talk About.””

L. Pierce Carson - Napa Valley Register

“Miss Monet got plenty of chance to wail, with a skill and control lost amidst today's American Idol-style vocal gymnasts, on the playful "Miss Sun" duet with Scaggs and her own spotlight on Bonnie Raitt's "Something To Talk About." How her sexily ample figure snugged into that tight, tight black dress proved that Scaggs must have at least one Army Corps engineer on the road crew. ”

Bob Ruggiero - Stafford Centre

“ Scaggs’ very talented band delivered “Lowdown” note for note, but their boss also gave them room to roam on other tunes. Vocalist Monet, for example, was given a solo turn on Aretha Franklin’s “Until You Come Back To Me” that, by its end, had some in the sold-out crowd asking, “Boz who?” She meshed wonderfully with Scaggs on “Lowdown” and “Miss Sun.” ”

Michael Janairo - The Times Union

“In his first-ever Albany show at The Egg on Monday - 40 years into a hit-making career spanning blues, rock and pop - Boz Scaggs turned his back on the vintage jazz chestnuts of his most recent albums in favor of a crowd-pleasing greatest-hits (his own) song survey. Fans screamed in recognition of Monet Owens setting her sassy alto on "stun" for the first time and just lit up the place. The straight rock of "Georgia," the slow, soft soul of "Harbor Lights," the tuxedoed suavity of "Lowdown," the New Orleans return of "I'm Sick and Tired of Fooling Around with You" and the mellow/melancholy of "Miss Sun" - as strong as these songs all were - they all somehow seemed to melt away from memory when Owens once again took over with "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)." She ate up the spotlight, inspired screams of awe, adopted the whole audience and put a Minnie Ripperton falsetto flourish on the coda that all but cracked The Egg in two.”

MICHAEL HOCHENADEL - Hart Theatre at the Egg

“Uptown Theatre Napa Blues-rock/soul man Scaggs doesn’t let age slow him down Napa Valley Register - June 16, 2010 By L. PIERCE CARSON, Register Staff Writer Boz fans jammed the newly restored early 20th-century venue to hear the classy entertainer selectively pick through four decades of memorable songs in order to provide us with an hour and 40 minutes of soulful magic. One of the best songs on the live show set list is “Miss Sun,” a bluesy rocker that brings out the best in the band (especially the soulful sax of Eric Crystal) and shoves into the spotlight the terrific backup vocalist, Monet Owens. She’s a powerhouse, a dynamic soul singer who breathed new life into Bonnie Raitt’s “Let’s Give ’Em Something to Talk About.” ”

L. Pierce Carson - Napa Valley Register

“ Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald September 18, 2009 The Borgata Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ Boz and band took the stage at exactly 9:00 PM. I asked some one in a Borgata uniform if they could tell me who would perform first. That is when I found out Boz would lead off. Between songs Boz would interact between each number with band member Eric Crystal (keyboards and saxophone) and especially background singer, Monet Owens. Owens appeared with Boz on the 2003 DVD “Greatest Hits Live” Near the end of the show “Miss Monet” (how Boz referred to Monet throughout the night) was given the opportunity to showcase her vocal talent with a very moving rendition of the Aretha Franklin song “Until You Come Back to Me”. She demonstrated her 5 plus octave voice which the audience ate up with a two minute standing ovation. ”

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