Pamela Means & Thank God for Science
A multi-talented performer, singer, songwriter, composer and producer, Pamela Means’s multiple honors include being named Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s “# 1 Most Wanted New Artist,” “Wisconsin Folk Artist of the Year,” “Wisconsin Female Vocalist of the Year,” and her politically provocative album, Single Bullet Theory, was voted 2004’s “Outmusic Outstanding New Recording.” Pamela Means was twice voted “Best Acoustic Act” of the year in her hometown of Milwaukee, WI; and after setting up shop in the bustling ‘burbs of Boston, Mass., Pamela was nominated for an “Outstanding Contemporary Folk Artist” Boston Music Award. Means’s latest album, Precedent, elegantly addresses a range of themes from the state of the union to the state of the heart. Curve Magazine calls her “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically-rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today.”
Consistently honing her craft, Pamela Means garnered acclaim with her seminal jazz recording, the “insanely brilliant” (Press Herald, Portland ME), Pamela Means Jazz Project, Vol. 1, in which, “Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones” (Curve Magazine). Pamela Means Jazz Project, Vol. 1 was also named a “Top Ten Album of 2007” (Muruch Entertainment Blog).
Thank God for Science
Thank God For Science is a one of a kind musical medium that explores sonic and musical vocabulary searching for harmony, chaos, enlightenment and everything in between.
Jeremy Moses Curtis (Booker T, Jeffrey Foucault, Twinemen) penned the first two volumes while settling into Fatherhood after a long run of touring throughout the world as a bassist for hire. On keyboards, James Rohr and on guitar, Mike Castellana, both from one of the most well respected groups in Boston, The Blue Ribbons. On drums, Peter MacLean (Township, Maceo Parker). A drummer who can induce a meditation on “pocket” after a mere 8 bars. Laurence Scudder (Spotted Tiger, Brothers McCann) adds his refined blend of natural and effected Viola while Barry Rothman (Radio Swan, Kosher Ham) maintains the voodoo on vintage turntables and effect pedals to create an atmosphere that is wholly unique. On Perfectly placed guitars, Marc Pinansky (Township, Bored Of Health). Marc was kind enough to lend his talents producing “Volume One” along with recording Maestro Dave Westner (Peter Wolf, Wooly Mammoth Sound) at Armory Sound in Somerville, MA in March of 2015.