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Second Stage: Boca Chica

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Second Stage: Boca Chica

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Second Stage: Boca Chica

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Boca Chica has been a local favorite in the band's hometown of Pittsburgh, Penn. since releasing it's self-titled debut in 2005. In the years since, Boca Chica's principal member, Hallie Pritts, has been trying to reach a larger audience, with her arresting blend of gentle folk and pop. But, as she tells the Tribune Review, "You can do all the right things and never get anywhere. You can (also) do none of the right things and just get lucky." Pritts is doing all of the right things with her music and, hopefully, with Boca Chica's latest album, Lace Up Your Workboots, she'll get a little lucky, too. Pritts writes songs that walk the line between more traditional Americana artists like Gillian Welch (whom Pritts cites as an influence), and slightly more contemporary folk and pop artists like Hem.


Boca Chica: Susanna Meyer (left) and Hallie Pritts.

Pritts formed the band in 2005, with her friend, Susanna Meyer, and continues to get help from a rotating cast of supporting artists, for both recording and performing live. This is the opening cut to Lace Up Your Workboots, called "Lake Eerie."

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