Paula Boggs Band sings ‘Songs of Protest & Hope’

January 9, 2017
Posted in Bands, Folk, jazz

Paula Boggs Band sings ‘Songs of Protest & Hope’

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The Paula Boogs Band

The Paula Boggs Band, a Seattle-brewed Soulgrass group, is spreading consciousness and awareness on their new, 5-song EP, ‘Songs of Protest & Hope’, collected from a live performance at Empty Sea Studios in Seattle, WA. The band’s music was inspired by a public challenge issued by Roots’ drummer Questlove, who questioned the lack of protest songs in the wake of the shooting deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown.

“The citizen-artist recognizes and celebrates the role of art as a tool of communication, and through art, is hopefully able to engage the community in a conversation, or lead to action that benefits the community and makes it healthier.” – Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs, an army Veteran, and lead vocalist of the Paula Boggs Band, found solace in music after a family tragedy in 2005. She played her guitar to grieve, and shortly after, met three members of the Paula Boggs Band at an open mic. Ever since then, they have been rocking crowds and igniting conscious conversations within diverse communities.

Paula Boggs Band

Paula Boggs

“At the end of the day, so much of the good that happens hinges on people’s action, how people see themselves in the world and how they interact with others. Hopefully, our music will be a spark for people to see themselves and their community in a slightly different and more positive way.” – Paula Boggs

Songs of Protest & Hope’ features five songs, two from the band’s 2015 ‘Carnival of Miracles’ album: ‘Edith’s Coming Home’ and ‘Look Straight Ahead’. The other songs are ‘Get Along Song’; a soulful, and earthy take on the Youngbloods’ ‘Get Together’; and Joni Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’, which is a crowd favorite.


Paula Boggs – lead vocals | guitar | ukulele | songwriter

Mark Chinen – acoustic and electric guitar | banjo

Isaac Castillo – acoustic and electric bass | vocals

Tim Conroy – keyboards | accordion | melodica | trumpet | vocals

Tor Dietrichson – percussion | vocals

Sandy Greenbaum – drums | music director

Paula Boggs Band album cover

Paula Boggs Band – ‘Songs of Protest & Hope’

Genre: Soulgrass | Folk | Singer/Songwriter

Release Date: 2017

Label: Boggs Media LLC

We gave ‘Songs of Protect & Hope4.0 Stars (4.0 / 5)


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