Paula Boggs Band & Katie Knipp

with Katie Knipp

All Ages
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Doors: 7pm

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 tours across America and Canada.

Four years ago Paula Boggs Band released EP ”Live at Empty Sea, Songs of Protest & Hope” and 3rd album Elixir, The Soulgrass Sessions“Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars,” their 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, also produced/engineered by Martine, releases January 28, 2022 in vinyl.

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

A Young Elvis was asked who do you sound like?  His reply, “I don’t sound like nobody.”  The same could be said for Katie Knipp.  This is a woman with the rarest of gifts- her own voice.  Having hit #4 on the Blues Albums Billboard Charts with her 6th album release titled “The Well,”  and then #10 on the charts with her 5th album “Take it With You,” Northern California Blues Americana Siren Katie Knipp is equipped with powerful vocals and plays a variety of instruments from boogie woogie piano to slide guitar, to honest harmonica laden stories in between.  Her various performance formats from raw solo act to full band captures audiences hearts from her first notes.  She has opened for Robert Cray, Jimmie Vaughan, Joan Osborne, The Hidalgos (David Hidalgo of Los Lobos), The Doobie Brothers, Tim Reynolds, Jon Cleary, Ruthie Foster, Joe Louis Walker, The James Hunter Six, William Duvall of Alice in Chains, among many others.  She played the 2019 Mammoth Blues Festival  as the only solo female act that included headliners Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, Charlie Musselwhite, and more.  She has won  two SAMMIES-2020 and 2019 (Sacramento Music Awards)  for Best Blues Artist.  She has been honored Female Artist of the Year 2020 by the Country Folk Americana Blues Music Realm.  She has gained worldwide radio support, putting both “The Well ” and  “Take it With You” on the Roots Music Report in Top Contemporary Blues Albums spun for  2018-2021. 

"One of the best female musicians in Sacramento" Andy Soto - CBS Sacramento (Mar 21, 2013) Sacramento’s bluesy singer-songwriter Katie Knipp played Harlows tonight and it was good. Really good. The crowd was enthusiastic and you could tell Katie was having a great time. This show was with her full band, and they served her well. All were good musicians, though the lead guitarist stood out in the mix and his fills and playing complimented her vocals. She performed a little over an hour, mostly original songs but a few covers including Summertime, Come Together, and Folsom Prison Blues. Her takes on the first two of those were close to the originals but with her own feel too, with Come Together being a standout. The original songs were a sturdy mixture from her four CDs, including a nice song for her mother written about her recovery form cancer. The songs from the latest CD were strong and stood out in their live renditions. We should mention that this show was the CD release event for her fourth and latest, an EP this time. - SacMusicBlog (Oct 1, 2012) "Piano and dobro playing that is sweet and soulful" Dave Alcock - Sacramento Blues Society (Nov 25, 2011) "In the bed of her languorous, slightly drawling voice, she lets herself drift on the emotion of the moment. Katie Knipp has a knack for sad music to sound consoling." Marcie - Rootstime, Belgium (Dec 16, 2010) "A big THANK YOU to Katie Knipp for helping demo our mics at the AES convention!" - Shure Inc. (Nov 7, 2010) "Be sure to check out this up and coming star!" Sadia Ashraf - N Magazine (Feb 10, 2012) (Biography/photo feature on pages 114-115) - Sacramento Talent Magazine (Oct 8, 2010) Awarded Honorable Mention for the songs "Brother" and "Eyes Like Birds" Mark Furnas, Jim Halsey - Billboard World Song Contest (Jul 31, 2010) "With a voice that ranges from smoky blues to smokin' rock, Sacramento newcomer Katie Knipp is a delight to hear. The fact that she writes her own material – and it's really good – makes the whole package even stronger. Knipp has a degree in vocal music from Cal State Hayward and has sung backup for Barry Manilow and has opened for the Doobie Brothers, among others. Recently relocated to Sacramento, she said she wanted this introductory concert at Harlow's to be "extra special." It also will celebrate the release of her third CD, "Midnight Mind." To check out some sound clips and videos, visit her website:" Read more: Jim Carnes - Sacramento Bee (Jun 11, 2010) "Reminding me of the best days of Bonnie Raitt although the voice is different and you can write very good songs indeed. "Midnight Mind" has been a big and very pleasant surprise to me and I surely play it a lot on my radio show." Massimo Ferro - Radio Voce Spazio, Italy (Apr 14, 2010) "Katie's voice is a joy to hear in a world where so many contemporary female singers rush for 'ethereality' like lemmings at a cliff. Katie has no truck with 'ethereal', she's far too gutsy for that and she's one of the best Roots-related voices I've heard since Amy Speace." (Full Article Below) Tim Peacock - Whisperin and Hollerin Magazine, Ireland (Apr 11, 2010) "Bluesy singer songwriting young woman with a voice more mature than her years." George Parsons - Dream Magazine, review of latest album "Midnight Mind" (Apr 6, 2010) "A voice from the gut, resonant with singers like Janis Joplin and Maria Muldaur" (Full article below) Michael Wright - Sacramento Indie Music Examiner (Feb 23, 2010) "Blood curdling ballads with balls" (Full article below) Johan Schoenmakers - Alt-Country Forum, The Netherlands (Feb 18, 2010) "It is as heartfelt and true a collection of songs as you could hope to hear, while the writing and musicianship stand out from the crowd." Review of "Midnight Mind" - New Artist Radio (Mar 15, 2010) "Hot Damn! It's Dylan in a dress!" after seeing the performance of "Quiet Hell" off her latest dvd Taz , keyboardist - Charlie Daniels Band "Aside from her God-given talent, Katie is separated from the rest with her distinctive sound and insatiable passion to succeed." Philip Towle - Performance Enhancement Coach for Metallica "Katie is dynamite on both piano and guitar." Matt Kramer - Pacific Sun Magazine "She's one of the most dynamic singers and band leaders in the country right now." Ukiah Daily Journal Voted Number One Band in all of Marin County for 2005 and 2006 readers poll - The North Bay Bohemian ...“Katie Knipp is another chick with a guitar strapped to her wailing into a microphone, except she is really, really good. Quite a range on her pipes.” Gene Mahoney - San Francisco Herald “…one of the most dynamic and exciting live performers with great hooks and a tight band." Jeff Irving, talent buyer - 19 Broadway Nightclub