Paula Boggs Band has released a stunning new holiday track, “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars.” LISTEN HERE. The six-piece Soulgrass group celebrates the song’s release on the road, as they finish up their west coast tour with stops in Altadena, CA, Bainbridge Island, WA and Port Townsend, WA. Full tour routing below. For tickets and additional information, please visit: https://www.paulaboggsband.net/.
Produced by Ryan Hadlock (Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers) with special guest Darren Lucas on mandolin, the song was recorded this past summer at Bear Creek Studio near Seattle. Front woman Paula Boggs originally wrote “Mistletoe & Shiny Guitars” as part of the Acoustic Guitar Project©, which selects songwriters from around the world and gives them a week to write a song on a shared acoustic guitar.
The band then took the stripped-down solo version and fleshed out the tune with mandolin, banjo, accordion, bass, drums and percussion, along with gorgeous three-part vocal harmonies and, of course, sleigh bells! The result is a warm, uplifting take on the holiday spirit, inspired by a bus ride that Boggs took through Seattle during last year’s holiday season.
Paula Boggs Band is Paula Boggs (lead vocals), Mark Chinen (guitar & banjo), Jarrett Mason (bass & vocals), Tor Dietrichson (percussion & vocals), Paul Matthew Moore (piano, accordion, & vocals), and Jacob Evans (drums).
PAULA BOGGS BAND TOUR DATES:
November 18 – Altadena, CA @ Coffee Gallery Backstage
November 30 – Bainbridge Island, WA @ Treehouse Café
December 1 – Port Townsend, WA @ Cellar Door
ABOUT PAULA BOGGS:
Paula is a former top executive-turned-bandleader, philanthropist and public speaker, among many other roles. She’s shattered glass ceilings throughout her entire life, becoming one of the first women to earn Army Airborne wings and receive and a Congressional appointment to the US Naval Academy. Formerly Starbucks’ top lawyer and vice president at Dell, her resume also includes time spent as an officer in the Army and a federal prosecutor. She was appointed to the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities during the Obama Administration. Paula has fronted the Paula Boggs Band for the past 10 years, released three albums, toured nationally, and continues to support causes important to her through involvement with advisory boards and volunteering with political campaigns.
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