Women We Love 2022: Paula Boggs

Paula Boggs

by Tom Reese

Throughout her childhood and teenage years, music had been central to Paula Boggs “until it wasn’t,” the singer/songwriter tells GO. Despite her early devotion to music, Boggs, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley School of Law, put this passion on hold while pursuing a career in law and business. She spent eight years in the Army, working at both the Pentagon and the White House, and another decade as a lawyer with the Starbucks Corporation. Slowly but surely, music came back into her life. Now, she devotes herself full-time to the Paula Boggs Band, whose mix of jazz and Americana is trademarked as “Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass.” The band has recorded four studio albums. But regardless of what path Boggs finds herself on, in corporate America or on the performance stage, “the most rewarding aspects of my work hinge on the people I get to know, who influence or inspire me and who I get to influence or inspire,” she says. Through all of her endeavors, she also aspires to be a good, kind, caring person, proud to inspire and uplift others with her music. “It’s a lifelong aspiration,” she says. “None of us knows how much time we have on Earth, and if you’re doing it right, you’re never done.” –AB

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