Paula Boggs Band blends jazz, rock and Americana. Debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" dropped a decade ago and "Carnival of Miracles," in 2015. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass"and the band performs nationally. In 2017 the band released "unplugged" EP, "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions. “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” the band’s first holiday song came in 2018. EP “The Electrokitty Sessions” and single “America 2020,” produced by multi-Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine followed in 2020. Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering Inc. The band is now working on a 4th studio album.
"Boggs is like the Dylan, the Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Joan Baez of this era."
Phil King, AudioFuzz.com
“Paula Boggs Band sets themselves apart distinctly by Boggs’ stunning vocals…this Seattle band sounds the part of a bygone era and part refreshingly modern, an exciting contributor to the Pacific Northwest’s diverse music scene.”
“Boggs makes...urban, jazzy music...within the structures of...folk, bluegrass, and...blues...[s]he calls... “soulgrass,” and reminds me a little of Gil Scott-Heron, if only for the razor-intensity of her words...in a croony-rich street voice...evocative and easy to like.” Dave Good, San Diego Reader
“Every now and then I’m introduced to an artist who’s music and style are so unique as to make a lasting impression. What a pleasant surprise to hear a truly different sound in the work of The Paula Boggs Band!...No labels, no niches, no fitting into standard spaces. Therein lies the creative genius of The Paula Boggs Band. Outstanding work!”
— Matthew Gillian, Retired Radio Broadcaster/Personality, Former Host of Opry Star Spotlight, 650AM WSM, Nashville, TN
vocals, guitar, ukulele
Paul Matthew Moore:
Jacob Evans: drums
mandolin, guitar, harmonica, fiddle, lap steel, vocals
“This veteran Americana act boasts a range of influences from classic — James McMurtry and Bruce Springsteen — to more contemporary — the Drive-By Truckers. The group describes itself as “soulgrass.” An unfamiliar tag, sure, but not to be dismissed lightly in this age of microgenres.” Current San Antonio
"Mark Chinen played...banjo. I have not heard anyone play a banjo quite like that before...he made it sound like a big city brother to the banjo...when this talented man moves his finger down the strings of a banjo it is magic!”
Juanita Smith - From the Cradle to the Stave, Mobile AL