Pamela Danzy – Biography
From the deepest heart of the swamps of Louisiana, to the Tennessee Hills and now anchored in Austin, Texas, Pamela Danzy’s true roots lie in her newly cut CD, Let Me Be Me.
Since a little girl at age four, Pamela knew what she wanted in life was to sing to the world. As Pamela grew up, she began singing with her choir at a local Baptist church, down the road from her house.
Pamela bended her soulful roots with passionate style and inspiration of artist like Etta James, Delbert McClinton, and LeRoy Parnell, that became her own. At sweet 16, Pamela began singing with local bands in her hometown and formed her own band playing, small towns on the Texas/Louisiana Border. It was then after graduating high school, Pamela moved to Shreveport, Louisiana, where she was a regular on the Louisiana Hayride and played at the local honky-tonks all across the State. Pamela left Shreveport, to pursue a career path on the national roads that took her right to Nashville, Tennessee, the music capitol of the world.
She immediately sat in and showcased for labels such as Capital, Epic and Sony Records for producers Jimmy Bowen, Tom Collins and Val Garay to get the studio schooling she needed and craved. Pamela realizing she couldn’t be pigeon-holed into the “commercial country style”, decided to change her scenery reminiscing back to the soulful unaffected ways of singing and performing. After all, Pamela knew you can’t be from the State of Louisiana and be molded into something that reflects the ordinary. After her learning curve in Nashville, TN, Pamela picked up and moved to Austin, Texas, where she has spent the last two years recording and promoting Let Me Be Me. A release of soulful, swampy, country blues twist of songs, unique to her influences and true to the roots she has earned.
From generations passed down, a particular sound transcends to become its truest and own. Pamela Danzy owns this true swampy, soulful sound.
biography by Celeste Langley