Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PREMIER: Paula Boggs Band -- "Edith's Coming Home"

Some people are just blessed with gorgeous voices. I'm a little jealous of Paula Boggs. Her latest video comes from her new EP, Live From Empty Sea: Songs of Protest and Hope. Boggs writes that this song is a form of protest and hope beyond the political arena. It is a memorial to "Edith," a black lawyer and judge who married interracially in the '40s which was, of course, illegal in many states. The song protests against the fact that this remarkable woman spent her last years in the throes of Alzheimer's.

 

Boggs is quite impressive herself. An Army vet and accomplished lawyer who served on the Iran Contra task force as well as an assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington (as well as the boards of KEXP, the Peabody Conservatory, and Avid), Boggs' musical abilities match her legal acumen. Seems to me like we'll need a little of both over the next few years.

Paula Boggs Band -- Official, Purchase from Paula Boggs Band, Spotify

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