“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”


We’re from Seattle and like a lot of folks from our town we draw outside lines. Paula Boggs Band blends jazz and Americana, touring and releasing a steady stream of music since 2010. 

The band has worked with Grammy©️-winning producer Tucker Martine twice  — 2020’s single “America 2020,” 2022’s 4th studio album, “Janus,” featuring Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder Dom Flemons, and is again partnering with Martine to record album #5 in 2024. 

Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering. 

"This Seattle combo dubs its sound “soulgrass,” since it combines bluegrass and Americana idioms. This track is a story song telling of Paula’s enslaved ancestor in Alabama and his journey through the postbellum Jim Crow South. Flemons, a veteran of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, shares lead vocals. " - MusicRow magazine

"The harrowing, chanted chorus [of Ponies] is immediately followed by verse after verse from Boggs, as she weaves soul, bluegrass, country, and even a little bit of jazz into a beautiful yarn about finding the romantic side of life in any given circumstance." - Billboard

"Rewriting the bluegrass story from a black perspective." - AmericanaUK

"["Ponies is a]n ambitious charmer that curates with Dylan "Desire" era multi-dimensional expressiveness along with storied lyrics worth continually revisiting." - Glide Magazine

"Boggs is like the Dylan, the Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Joan Baez of this era."
Phil King, 

“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.” Glide Magazine


Paula Boggs: 


David Salonen:

bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals

Tor Dietrichson: 


Paul Matthew Moore: 


Jacob Evans: drums

Darren Loucas: 

banjo, guitar, harmonica, lap steel, vocals 

"Paula Boggs Band joins with Dom Flemons to share “King Brewster,” a song from Janus written about Boggs’ enslaved-then-emancipated ancestor." - Americana Music Association

"The record [album Janus] includes deeply personal themes of ancestry, memory, and love. The storytelling on this record will pull you in, but it’s the musicianship that ultimately takes center stage, thanks to an elegant, groove-laden soundscape crafted by an all-star backing band." - No Depression

"Boggs captures a raw nostalgia ...that might catch you by surprise.  She has created a gentle groove for your heartache." - Americana Highways

“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

“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 a croony-rich street voice...evocative and easy to like.” Dave Good, San Diego Reader