Country / Americana / Singer/Songwriter
there - two band gigs this weekend with The Coal Men.
Friday night is a free, outdoor
show in downtown Jonesborough, TN. We'll be playing the summer concert series in
Tennessee's oldest town. The Coal Men will play their own set and then join me for
one. The night gets started at 7pm.
Saturday, we go back to "The Shed" in Maryville, TN.
We'll be playing with Bo Bice on the cool stage at Smoky Mountain Harley Davidson.
It's a $15 ticket, and they have great BBQ and adult beverages. We get started at
dates under the stars. Or will it be under the clouds? Let's just say in the open
air. See ya there!
"Reagan Boggs is what one might call a "throwback artist." Her music definitely
sounds like what you might have heard on country radio in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing
to mind such legendary ladies as Emmylou Harris or Jessi Colter. It's a sound that
definitely shows up in her latest album, Quicksand." Chuck Dauphin, Billboard
"Reagan Boggs’s style comes from
the same wellspring of heartfelt emotion, bittersweet reflection and bleak back
porch desire that birthed great singers like Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wells, Dolly Parton,
and Emmylou Harris. Her voice is filtered through a mix of hard wrought emotion
and soothing sensitivity, the kind that breeds great balladry and stirs the senses
simultaneously." Lee Zimmerman, No Depression
"There are more detours to a musical
career than there are freeways in Los Angeles...She was born in a "holler" in southwest
Virginia, which stamps her character all the way through. There is a forlorn tear
in all her vocals that speaks to hard-luck living right next to the ability to bounce
back from any adversity.
It's also where the deep-seated love of country music comes from. It's used as a
salve to heal the scars, and for those who take to it, becomes a beacon of light
to point the way out of hardship. There is no doubt that Reagan Boggs discovered
that lifeboat and knew it was her salvation, a path to dreams she'd forgotten she
even had. The dozen original songs here are all about looking up and never turning
back. The one cover, Eddie Vedder's "Better Man," fits in so seamlessly it's like
Boggs wrote it. This is inspirational music from a singer-songwriter who fought
her way out of quicksand. Believe." Bill Bentley, The Morton Report