Doing an interview is a hectic affair with Pamela as she is
always so busy in the recording studio and teaching that I
decided the best way to do an interview was by email.
We had several email exchanges and out of that
is the interview that is presented here.
Ken: You recorded many of the tracks for this album just after you released
Play To Win, but never released them.
What inspired you to put this album together now?
Pamela: I was working on a retrospective CD project from the last twenty
five years, when I found two CDs worth of material from the original One Voice, One Guitar sessions. I
played it and was blown away by the performance on it.
Ken: So was all of the material from those
sessions, or did you record any new tracks for the album?
Pamela: Yes, I did record some new tracks. I recorded four new tracks,
Moonlight Dances On The Sea, Don't Let It Go,
Take My Hand, and Blue Days, Blue Nights. Also "Tangled In Blue" was a demo
I found from 2005, that I thought sounded nice with this project.
Ken: Besides being a musician, teacher, and
recording artist, I know you are very talented at production and sound
Can you tell us about what went into producing and re-mastering these
Pamela: The older tracks were all done on a 16 track analog tape
recorder, mixed onto DAT and then stored on CDs.
All the tracks then went into post production, which is cleaning up any
unwanted sounds like hiss or hum.
The original tracks were so clean that very little post production was
needed. I also feel the warmth of the tape added to the albums charm.
Ken: What audience are you striving to capture with
One Voice, One Guitar?
Pamela: A coffeehouse audience, like the ones I used to play at in
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Those were fun days, sharing the bill with other talented musicians, and
poets. In those days people used to really listen to the performer, every
nuance, every breathe. That's the point to this new album, I'm hoping people
will close their eyes and intensely listen.
Ken: We know each track has the same 'one voice' on
it, but did you use the same guitar for all the songs?
Pamela: Funny question, yes I did use the same guitar on all the tracks.
I used my Guild Songbird guitar.
The Songbird has a certain sound that reminds me of working on stage, so it
was the obvious choice for this project.
Thats the guitar I am holding on the cover of the CD.
Ken: What are your favorite tracks from the album?
Pamela: All of them. I had around thirty-one tracks, and picked the
sixteen that I felt were the best and represented a nice collection
of tunes from all eras of my recording career.
Ken: The song Moonlight Dances On The Sea has an
subtle twist at the end. The song starts with a story of two people sharing
a romantic moonlit walk on the beach, but at the end of the song there's a
hint of sadness. Could you tell us more about the song?
Pamela: Moonlight is a romantic walk on the beach at night. Holding
hands with your lover on a moonlit night,
everything seems great, but those are rare times. Not everything is always
perfect in ones own life and the song reflects that. Insecurities, pressure from the outside world
etc. There is a haunting sadness to this romantic song.
Ken: Are you planning to play out anywhere live
where we might here these songs?
Pamela: I am in rehearsals right now with a Bass player, so time will
I can not devote a lot of time to performing as my schedule is very full
with teaching and studio work.
Ken: Is there a way to hear a sample of your album
Pamela: The only place right now to sample the songs are on itunes at: