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Paula Boggs Band / Press

"We All Want to be Paula Boggs -- Starbucks GC to Obama Campaigner to Singer-Songwriter."

“YLD RECEPTION & NETWORKING EVENT The Spokane County Bar Association in conjunction with our Young Lawyers Division and the Gonzaga University School of Law Business Law Society, are co-sponsoring a reception/networking event on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Club, 1002 West Riverside Avenue in the Library on the Main Floor. Paula Boggs will also give a short presentation on networking and other matters relative to law student and young lawyer well-being. Paula has been an army lawyer who both worked on the Iran Contra affair for the White House and visited South Africa during Apartheid, a federal prosecutor, a lead investigator in the Pentagon investigation of the Navy “Tailhook” scandal, a BigLaw partner, corporate counsel at a Fortune 500 Company, General Counsel of the iconic coffee company, Starbucks, and now leader of her own band, The Paula Boggs Band.”

"Look Straight Ahead" SONGOFTHEYEAR.com Contest: The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Paula Boggs the Semi-Finalist placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Semi-Finalist placement in the songwriting competition.

“In a career that is remarkably short given what she’s actually done, Paula Boggs has been an army lawyer who both worked on the Iran Contra affair for the White House and visited South Africa during Apartheid, a federal prosecutor, a lead investigator in the Pentagon investigation of the Navy “Tailhook” scandal, a BigLaw partner, corporate counsel at a Fortune 500 Company, General Counsel of the iconic coffee company, Starbucks, and now leader of her own band, The Paula Boggs Band.”

"The soulful sounds of Paula Boggs and her band have matured since the last time that I reviewed them. It was fun witnessing the growth of these talented musicians. The playful nature of the entire band has been a joy to experience but they all seem to have stepped it up for Friday’s performance. There was a vibe that’s tough to put my finger on but it’s like that special warm comfortable blanket of a cold and rainy night. I look forward to listening Paula’s new record, Carnival Of Miracles, produced by London Bridge Studios being released this spring."

"No matter the tone, The Paula Boggs Band plays visionary music. Both the lyrics and the instrumentation carry bold and clear messages – a direct extension of the spirit of the band’s female lead. As the sole songwriter, Paula Boggs places her personal stamp on each record. And throughout it all, there’s that smile."

“Paula Boggs "The Decision": The Song of the Year songwriting contest has awarded Paula Boggs the "Suggested Artist" placement in the song contest. Song of the Year receives entries from all over the world and only the top songwriters receive a Suggested Artist placement in the songwriting competition. "More information at www.paulaboggsband.net"”

“Paula Boggs Band Editors Pick: The blues- and jazz-flavored rock of Seattle’s Paula Boggs Band might be standard coffeehouse fare if the front woman’s backstory didn’t lend the brew greater complexity. Boggs has served in the army; worked as a lawyer in the White House, the Pentagon, and the US Attorney’s Office; and acted as an executive vice president for Starbucks. Today, in addition to fronting a band, the “Fortune 500 vet” sits on the boards of Johns Hopkins University, the Red Cross, and KEXP public radio. File PBB’s music under “What am I doing with my life?” ”

“The Paula Boggs Band is a local Jazz/Blues band that’s beginning to make a splash on the national Jazz scene. Paula shared with us how she gets inspired by real people and real situations when she writes her heartfelt lyrics. Paula spoke emotionally about “Edith’s Coming Home” and how “Edith” was a legal pioneer, becoming one of New York State’s first African American judges. In later life, Edith struggled with dementia and lost that precious something that helped her overcome obstacles and achieve such lofty goals. Do yourself a favor and see Paula and her band at your local jazz club.”

"This is the first in a series of guest blogger posts. We are honored that Paula has agreed to blog for Imagination Now."

“Many of you will remember Paula Boggs, our special guest performer at the YLD’s PhiLAWpalooza in 2008. For those of you who don’t, Paula is a singer-songwriter and front woman of the Paula Boggs Band, a jazzy bluesy folk rock band from Seattle. She’s also Executive Vice President and General Counsel of a little coffee company called Starbucks. Paula and her band are returning to the Philly area this weekend for two shows. They will be performing at Milk Boy Coffee in Ardmore on Saturday (11/12/11) and at World Café Live in Philly on Sunday (11/13/11) before heading to New York City for a show next week. Tickets are available online. To learn more about the Paula Boggs Band, please check out the electronic press kit with music, videos, and more details on each show online here.”

“Clean Water Foundation Presents: Tess and Carson Henley with Paula Boggs 05/17/2011 If you would have told me last week that I was going to photograph a benefit for a clean water charity for needy children that rocked this hard I would have said you were crazy. Leon McLaughlin, CEO of Clean Water Foundation, gathered two fantastic groups that blew the roof off the Paragon on Queen Anne. Paula Boggs opened the show with a combination of rock & R&B, peppered with a tasty serving of sexy Jazz. We all knew Paula was having too much fun when she broke out the Led Zeppelin. Truthfully, I’m not sure the Paragon knew what to do with that combination, but it definitely worked for me.”

“This is the first in a series of guest blogger posts. We are honored that Paula has agreed to blog for Imagination Now.”

“June 24, 2010 at 9:23 AM Starbucks' top lawyer debuts CD, performs at EMP Posted by Melissa Allison Starbucks shareholders know her as the woman who does official business at annual meetings, like introducing the board of directors and announcing vote tallies. But Starbucks headquarters workers have seen her other side at company events, where she belts out tunes she's written to an admiring crowd. This weekend, Starbucks general counsel Paula Boggs takes her vocal talent wide, with a performance at the EMP/SFM Sky Church from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and benefit KEXP, where she is an advisory council member. Her debut CD, "A Buddha State of Mind," will also be on sale. ”

“Starbucks’ Singing Lawyer Sure your corporate counsel can litigate, but can your company’s top lawyer carry a tune? Paula Boggs, Starbucks' executive vice president and general counsel can, and this Saturday she will give a benefit concert for local radio station KEXP. The performance will also launch Boggs’ first album, “A Buddha State of Mind.” Boggs, who started work at Starbucks in 2002, might just be the kind of high-profile, public face that Starbucks needs...In her 12-track album’s liner notes, Boggs thanks Starbucks for “providing a work environment that fuels imagination, creativity and heart.” Boggs' performance on Saturday starts at 8 p.m. at Skychurch at the EMP at the Seattle Center. Tickets are $10 apiece and proceeds benefit the nonprofit KEXP. Read more: Starbucks’ singing lawyer - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) Read more: Starbucks’ singing lawyer - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)”

“Next month, another interesting benefit concert will feature Starbucks General Counsel Paula Boggs, who is also a singer and songwriter, celebrating her debut CD "A Buddha State of Mind." She's donating all proceeds from the June 26 concert at EMP Sky Church to radio station KEXP. ”

Kristi Helm - Seattle Times