:::About the record:::
San Francisco's freshest soul sister, Pamela Parker, has just released her latest album, Beautiful Day. A soulful, mellow rock album capable of leaving unexpected people crying and inspired all in the same hour, Pamela deeply touches her audience with songs about life, love and being the change you wish to see in the world.
"A reminder to us all to keep our toes wiggling in the mud, our heads arched high to the sky, and our hearts open to the power of love!"
Micheal Franti, Spearhead
“Beautiful Day” is the much-anticipated release from Pamela Parker, cultivating
her style fronting and musical directing East coast sensation, Roots A’Risin’ (Folk-Funk-World-Reggae-Rock), for 8 years, while getting two degrees in music: Vocal Performance and Commercial Music.
Songs like Beautiful Day, Dream of Me, You Are My Life, and Mary Jane Blues allow Pamela to share with everyone her array of styles. Mellow Pop Rock, Spanish/Classical/Flamenco, Love Ballad, and Blues respectively, this release is very well recieved by the AAA/Adult Alternative audience.
"It sounds like a cross between Joni Mitchell and Erykah Badu.", a fan said, capturing some classic links to her style. Songs about life, love and being the change you wish to see in the world are what you will hear on Beautiful Day. It's got songs that will inspre and be hits on the radio (Trk #3, Beautiful Day), straight up blues (Trk #2, Mary Jane Blues), love ballads (Trk #6, The WAy of Love, Trk #8, Love Returns & Trk #10, You Are My Life), break up songs (Trk #12,It's Been A Long Time), songs with stories (Trk#5, He Rolled On) and more.
Pamela has paved her own way, evolving with every step and always bringing the vibes back to many classic eras of music. This is the album you put on after a long day of life and just relax, relate, get inspired, and dream the impossible possible. Beautiful Day features Pamela's skills on piano, guitar, vocals, percussion, strings and producing (Co-produced with Paul Minor). Guest artists on the record are colorful and plenty, including: Dave Shul of Micheal Franti & Spearhead (Gtr trk. #10, You Are My Life), Bobby Lee Rodgers of The Codetalkers (Gtr solo Trk #2 Mary Jane Blues), Norwood Fisher of Fishbone and Trulio Disgracious (Bass Trk #2, Mary Jane Blues and Trk#8, Love Returns), SF Bass legend Mark Calderon (Bass Trk #3, Beautiful Day, #4, Dream of Me, #6, The WAy of Love, and #7, He Rolled On), Ben Krames (Percussion Trk#3, Beautiful Day and Trk #4, Dream of Me) and more. Not to mention Co-Producer/Mixing Engineer/Arranger, Paul Minor, who has been noted by the Grammy’s with the work he did with Earth, Wind & Fire on their Avatar album.
The album was recorded in many different studios all over the country. From Pamela's home studio to analog dream studios like Hyde Street Studios. It was mixed in Studio A at Hyde St. on the analog console the Neve 8040, and utilizes many of the unique features to Hyde St. Studios like their echo chamber and 4 X 8 X 2 ft. plate reverb to make the songs of Beautiful Day come alive!!!
An intriguing woman who can do it all, a woman with a vision of unity through music, Pamela has been working as a recording artist for 9 years. With the release of Beautiful Day, her 3rd album and 1st solo album, Pamela has combined her years of study and real world experience to put together a masterpiece of an album!!!
:::A Closer Look at Pamela:::
"She mesmerizes people with her powerful voice and skillful hands, both on guitar and piano. She's the real deal!", says Kim Manning
of the P-Funk Allstars.
Pamela enchants her audience through her unique combination of music and lyrics which stems from a wide range of influences such as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Erykah Badu, Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, Micheal Franti & Spearhead and so many more. According to One Love Lifestyles Magazine she, "...keeps you in the spot between bliss and reality." Pamela writes all of her songs, but is not just some sissy acoustic singer/songwriter. She's an electric guitar rocking groovy soul sister who gives it to the world raw and uncut.
Pamela began touring about 8 years ago as front woman and musical director of East coast sensation Roots A'Risin', while raising a daughter and going to school full-time for music production, opera, and jazz & classical guitar & piano. In 2007, Pamela relocated to San Francisco to embark on her solo career. Just 5 months after her arrival in SF, she performed with her solo band at the legendary Fillmore opening and playing set break for Dark Star Orchestra two nights in a row to a sold out crowd. She also recently did a tour and shared the main stage with acts like Mickey Hart Band with Steve Kimock & George Porter Jr. and George Clinton and the Parliament-Funkadelic. In addition, she has been billed with many amazing artists like Jackie Greene, Arrested Development, Rusted Root, Keller Williams, The Codetalkers, Citizen Cope, Perpetual Groove, Donna Jean & The Zen Tricksters, JGB (Jerry Garcia Band), Greyboy Allstars, Zero, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Derek Trucks Band, Sound Tribe Sector 9, Isreal Vibration, The Coup and more.
With such an amazing first season in the San Francisco's music scene, there is no telling where we'll see Pamela Parker next. You can see her in the most unexpected places sometimes. She recently sat in with Bernie Worrell, Katadelic, and Eric McFadden at San Francisco's Boom Boom Room, is about to play in support of Ozomatli at the legendary Fillmore in SF December 13th), and is starting work on her Funk Rock Soul record now. She was also featured on the Relix Magazine's Compilation CD for the July issue with her song "Mary Jane Blues" from her new album Beautiful Day. As she prepares to tour in support of her new release , she is also working on "The Pam Show" which will feature new music, guest artists, sketch comedy, conscious interviews, clothing design and more. Be sure to check up regularly at www.PamelaParkerMusic.com
for the next time you can see this amazing artist!