It's been forty years since singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Shuggie Otis put out his last official release, but now the classic Inspiration Information is getting a reissue, along with a national tour from Otis to promote it. Son of R&B impresario Johnny Otis, Shuggie (dubbed so by his mother as a newborn) found said "inspiration" in the works of Sly & the Family Stone and their ilk. Audience members will have the pleasure of hearing his "Strawberry Letter 23" (taken to the top of the charts by The Brothers Johnson) as well as wealth of material molded by the wide range of influences treasured by young Shuggie. Doors at 7 pm; show at 8 pm at 225 Decatur Street. $30 general admission; $75 balcony seating. 18+. houseofblues.com.