$ 1.29 USD
America is mostly a place where folks move around. “Ebony Revisited” tells a story about being a stranger in your “hometown.” I didn’t know my birthplace, Washington, DC as I wrote the song and I don’t know it now. Earlier versions had more verses and I first wrote it without a band in mind. Put away for years — unfinished — the pandemic inspired me to look at “Ebony Revisited” with fresh eyes, changing it to better tell today’s story. As a songwriter, I’m not immune to what goes on around me and so today’s “Ebony Revisited” is influenced by America’s ongoing conversations around race, identity and belonging. A studio version of the song, with full band, appears on upcoming album, “Janus,” releasing January 2022. “Ebony Revisited Unplugged” is stripped down and recorded to evoke being on a front porch unfussy — just two musician friends with a dobro and ukulele. On this recording I’m joined by band multi-instrumentalist Darren Loucas. Our hope is many listeners see themselves in “Ebony Revisited.”
—Paula Boggs, songwriter
$ 1.29 USD
wav + mp3 download of Paula's latest single: America 2020.
“Covid-19, racial unrest, record unemployment and climate disruption bring America to a boil as division and rancor ascend. Is this what America’s ancestors fought and died for? This is the central question ‘America 2020’ poses. Sure they and our founding documents were flawed but America was born with hope and aspirations for better. To reach ‘better’ requires more than ‘thoughts and prayers.’ It demands work, empathy, attitude and keeping it real. ‘America 2020’ stands on the shoulders of great American ‘protest songs’— the ones that make you think, feel and act while tapping your feet.“
$ 3.96 USD
*Receive an immediate download of the first single, followed by the full album on release day.
On their new EP Electrokitty Sessions, Seattle, WA “soulgrass” combo Paula Boggs Band refines their signature blend of jazz, world, rock and Americana. The record is imbued with a sense of yearning, and Boggs and her team of deft musicians unfurl their tales of love and its various guises with a relaxed, in-the-pocket groove that only comes from a group of players moving as a whole. These songs will anchor the band’s next full-length album and serves as an intriguing snapshot of what’s to come.
The songs on Electrokitty Sessions have evolved over time, with time signatures shifting, and lyrics and melodies evolving until Boggs deemed them ready for tape. The band decamped to Seattle’s Electrokitty Studios and brought in producer Matt Brown for the sessions. “It was back to the future in that Matt produced and we recorded at Electrokitty,” says Boggs. “Matt produced our first record, and it was mixed at Electrokitty”.
A record very much of the moment, Electrokitty Sessions might just be the balm we need right now. “Love is not always top of mind amidst profound sickness, fear, division and economic crisis” tells Boggs. “Music at its best though helps people think a little differently, feel, heal, connect. I hope that for this record”.
$ 20.00 USD
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