Interview by Doug Minnick
Long time TAXI member Jim Boggia has recently teamed up with three more of Philadelphia's most popular singer-songwriters to form 4 Way Street. The band has just landed a deal with Sanctuary Records, also home to The Allman Bros, Band, Blues Traveler, Widespread Panic and G. Love and Special Sauce, among others.

Each of 4 Way Street's members has had considerable success as a solo artist. Signed to Columbia Records, Guitarist and Keyboardist Ben Arnold released his debut album 'Almost Speechles' in 1995, received an ASCAP songwriting award for his song "Everywhere You Go" and earned Top 12 DIY recognition from Performing Songwriter magazine. Bassist Scott Bricklin released records on A&M with his group Bricklin and more recently on Hybrid/Sire as part of Martin's Dam, in addition to gaining recognition as a talented session player and producer. Guitarist Joseph Parsons has released three albums for European label Blue Rose, and has toured extensively overseas and in the U.S., gaining a loyal following and rave reviews. After working as a sideman for a variety of artists including Jill Sobule and Julianna Hatfield, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Jim Boggia released his first independent album "Fidelity is the Enemy" in 2001.

Combining incredible vocal harmonies, a joyous pop songwriting aesthetic and deep roots in folk and rock music., it is more than the band's name which evokes memories of CSN&Y. The harmonies, along with the diverse yet consistent songwriting make the comparison inevitable. Their new CD features four distinct artists coming together to make a unified record which despite it's influences, sounds both modern and timeless.

The album is due for release in July of 2003. Check out their web site at www.4wayst.com.











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