Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs Band’s “Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass Sound” is built largely around a 6-string Deering Banjo. The 6-piece band traverses jazz, world, rock and Americana.  They released their debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" in 2010, "Carnival of Miracles," produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in 2015 and have performed 200+ shows, including on TV and radio, nationally and in Canada since then. 

In 2017 the band released an "unplugged" EP of consciousness songs, "Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and a 3rd studio album, Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions, also produced by Shoemaker. “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” the band’s first original holiday song was recorded at Bear Creek Studios, produced by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Brandi Carlile) and released in 2018. An EP “The Electrokitty Sessions” released in July 2020 and the band released single “America 2020,” produced by multi-Grammy nominated producer Tucker Martine, in September 2020.     

"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