Starbucks vet Boggs and the 6-piece Paula Boggs Band traverse jazz, bluegrass, blues, rock and Americana. They released debut album "A Buddha State of Mind" in 2010 and "Carnival of Miracles," produced by Grammy-winning Trina Shoemaker in March 2015. Their sound is "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass," the band performs nationally, has appeared on TV, performs on radio live in-studio and is the subject of several radio interviews, podcasts, blogs and articles. The band released a live acoustic EP of consciousness songs in January and releases a 3rd studio album "Elixir - The Soulgrass Sessions" in September 2017.
"[The] new cd from the Paula Boggs Band, Carnival of Miracles simply put [is] a masterpiece...here is a record with every song destined to be well known soon to audiences and equally loved. Congratulations to Paula Boggs and the Paula Boggs Band, they have hit this right out of the park." - Bruce Swan, Programmer, WPKN 89.5 FM, Bridgeport, CT
"Boggs makes a certain kind of urban, jazzy music...permanently nested within the structures of traditional folk, bluegrass, and even standard blues harmony...She calls her music “soulgrass,” and she reminds me a little of Gil Scott-Heron, if only for the razor-intensity of her words."- Dave Good, San Diego Reader
Breedlove has been a trusted friend of Paula Boggs Band for almost 6 years. We were looking for additional sonic textures and the band was beginning to tour outside Greater Seattle. With that in mind, Paula visited a number of trusted guitar shops in the Seattle area and Bellevue's Northwest Guitars turned her on to the Passport Traveler -- a big sounding guitar in a small package. Her Traveler did not have a pickup and so she had a Fishman added. Our song Lenny's in The House, appearing on album Carnival of Miracles (2015), was recorded with Paula playing the Traveler. After the neck of Paula's first Traveler warped during a trip to Austin for 2 gigs, Paula purchased a second Passport. And when lead guitarist Mark Chinen needed a 12-string, Paula lent him her Taylor 300, a great excuse to then buy a Breedlove 12-string. Paula still owns both guitars and has just finished writing a Christmas song with the Traveler . Breedloves work well with our "Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass Sound." The Traveler is very bright and "happy" sounding. We look forward to using more models and spreading the Breedlove gospel as we gig throughout the US and beyond, appear on TV and radio and continue getting blog, newspaper, magazine and podcast coverage.