Join Imagine Studios and Pamela Means in celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Abbey Road album and honoring its influence on generations of musicians, herself included, and millions of people.
Pamela Means, singer-songwriter and jazz musician, performs the iconic album, in its entirety, in order, solo acoustic. One woman One guitar One voice Seventeen songs 50 years- Abbey Road!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020 (7:30pm)
Imagine Studios’ Gabriel’s Rainbow Coffeehouse Series
@ THE PEOPLE’S CAFE, People’s United Methodist Church
64 Purchase St., Newburyport MA 01950
Doors are at 7pm. Showtime is 7:30pm.
Tickets: All Ages! $15 adv / $20 door
Co-presented/Ticketing by CFC Productions
Advance Tickets:CFC Productions
More info: http://www.pamelameans.com/pamela-plays-abbey-road.html www.imaginestudios.org
Pamela Means’s Abbey Road (one minute) Promo Video
PAMELA MEANS, “Gods of Indie Guitar,” “Folk Artist of the Year,” and “Female Vocalist of the Year,” are just a few of the awards piled up for this singer-songwriter with nine independent albums and a penchant for protest songs and conservatory-trained musician fronting her own jazz quartet on the sly.
“I learned the whole thing [Abbey Road] a few years ago to challenge myself … and this year being the 50th anniversary of the album, I’m realizing a tiny dream to perform it,” Means said in a recent interview. “…It just sounded ‘badass’ to do it. And I was intrigued with the surprise element of an entirely solo acoustic approach, and maybe flipping the expectations of what an audience thinks I, a biracial lesbian with a penchant for protest songs, would present.”
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Pamela Means recently performed that whole Beatles album, in order, solo, on acoustic guitar. Means has the skills and the artistic vision to pull off this kind of feat with aplomb. Best known for her folk music career she is also a fine jazz singer and social activist. Originally from Milwaukee, she moved to Boston and now lives in the Pioneer Valley. Curve Magazine called her “one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted singer-songwriters in the music industry today.” Her latest recording, the driving, Impeachment Now! pulls no punches. “The president, is incompetent, an embarrassment, im-peach-ment now.”
-Green River Fest (presented by Signature Sounds), Greenfield MA July 2019
“She’s got more chops than the gentle pickers of her ilk will ever have.”
Oregon Live (Portland OR)
“Means sings, lightly striking her strings for Michael Hedges-style harmonics that sparkle like stars in a hilltown sky.”
Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton MA)
“Singer-songwriter and demigod, Pamela Means, is one of the fiercest guitar players and politically rooted [singer-songwriters] in the music industry today… With [Pamela Means Jazz Project Vol. 1] Means takes her rightful place among contemporary superstar jazz vocalists such as Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones.” Curve Magazine