Reagan recorded her first album titled Somewhere In The Middle at age seventeen - one which she quickly admits, she'd like to see erased from history - "That is blackmail material; I sounded like Cher on steroids, but they were all my songs," she laughs. She soon set off from her hometown of Pound, VA, to perform and made her first trip to Nashville. There she displayed her songwriting ability at the renowned Bluebird Café, sharing the floor with Skip Ewing, Paul Overstreet, and David Gibson. Two years later, Reagan caught the attention of The Hoodoos - a blues oriented band from Kingsport, TN. She spent the next four years displaying her versatile vocals with the group, as the band packed venues throughout the Mountain Empire. Although she enjoyed performing along side the talented musicians, with every blues cover, the desire to perform her own material grew stronger. In 2002 she assembled Carbon Blue, a four-piece project, to record her work. The group recorded, I Can Handle Crazy, in January of 2004. The album represents a very young Reagan Boggs blending her country style of writing with her experience as a blues singer.
released January 1, 2004
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