Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band blends Jazz, Folk, and Americana. Front woman guitarist/songwriter Paula Boggs, percussionist Tor Dietrichson and banjo player/guitarist Mark Chinen are founding members. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass." The band has toured across America and Canada.

The band has released a steady stream of music over the past decade-plus. The debut album, "A Buddha State of Mind," came in 2010, and "Carnival of Miracles" followed in 2015. Four years ago, Paula Boggs Band released the EP "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd album “Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions." 

After Elixir, the band added multi-instrumentalists Paul Moore and Darren Lucas, bassist Alex Dyring and drummer Jacob Evans. Moore, Dyring and Evans are music conservatory trained. Dyring and Evans are second-generation professional musicians. "Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars," the band’s first-holiday song, came in 2018. EP “Electrokitty Sessions” and single "America 2020," produced by multi-Grammy® nominated Tucker Martine, followed in 2020. 

Paula Boggs Band is sponsored by Deering Banjos, Breedlove Guitars and Radial Engineering. Their 4th studio album, "Janus", also produced/engineered by Martine and featuring Dom Flemons, was released in 2022.

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

"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