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, AudioFuzz.com
Kyra Gordon has belted out Janis Joplin hits in a one-woman show, earned a conservatory degree interpreting jazz standards, and spent several years in the improvisational hip-hop group The Freeze, but it was the long road she traveled wending from Hollywood to New Orleans to a rural North Carolina commune to Paris that fueled her remarkable debut album Soul of a Showgirl. The Berkeley vocalist, songwriter and pianist’s music flows from the vicissitudes of her footloose life, glinting with insights she’s gleaned along the way. Possessing a rich, multi-hued voice that’s equally attuned to wry humor, headlong passion, bountiful gratitude and abject longing, Soul of a Showgirl is Gordon’s first album featuring her original material, and it introduces a songwriter with an outsized gift for setting emotionally incisive lyrics to beguiling melodic hooks.