The Paula Boggs Band Premieres their Official Music Video for “Look Straight Ahead” from their album Carnival of Miracles released earlier this year which was produced by Grammy winner Trina Shoemaker (Brandi Carlile and Sheryl Crow). The music video features Seattle rapper J. Pinder in a remix of this single.
About Paula Boggs:
Singer-songwriter Paula Boggs’ life thus far is unlike any other artist. Hers has been a profound and inspiring journey of an African-American woman shattering glass ceilings for over three decades as she scaled the heights of the corporate world. Paula has been recognized by Fortune and NASDAQ as one of the finest legal counselors in the United States. She was an Airborne (paratrooper) Army officer, she served on the White House Iran Contra task force, and, most recently, she was Starbucks’ top lawyer, reporting directly to Howard Schultz (chairman and CEO). But before her accomplished career trajectories, from the age of 10 and on, she has been a lifer musician. Now, she is venturing toward what she calls her “true north” by pursuing music with the same fiery dedication that fueled her corporate accomplishments. Her latest album with the Paula Boggs Band is the masterful Carnival Of Miracles.
For years, Paula’s musicality lay dormant inside her. In 2005, after a tragic accident that killed her sister in law, she picked up the guitar to heal. Gradually, songs came to her and she had a creative reawakening. Seven years ago, she formed the Paula Boggs Band, a sextet that specializes in a roots hybrid popularly dubbed “soulgrass.” The band’s distinct aesthetic encompasses jazz, world music, rock, soul, folk, and bluegrass.
Central to her music is the same purposeful spirit that infused her government and corporate work. As a musician, she speaks out against social issues such as the Newtown tragedy and racial injustices. Paula is also an outspoken advocate on music education.
Source: Press Release