||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Pamela Means to Perform|
Feb. 18-20 at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Feb. 8, 1999|
Acoustic guitarist Pamela Means will present three free concerts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Feb. 18-20.
Means' shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in The Cabin, Davies Center. Refreshments will be sold.
"Means' voice is hard-wired to her heart emotional, raw, angry when it needs to be, yet supple and warm as an embrace," wrote The Oregonian.
When she was 18 and in the midst of intensive classical guitar studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Means began performing her own music at The Coffee House, a volunteer-run forum for acoustic music and poetry in Milwaukee. She went on to co-manage the club for five years, honing her skills in performance, songwriting and her percussive, anything-but-folky guitar style.
In 1994 Means moved from her native Milwaukee to Boston, a national mecca for folk and acoustic music. She was selected from several hundred applicants to perform in the prestigious New Artist Showcase at the 1998 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and was voted the No. 1 Most Wanted to Return showcase artist. Her other awards include Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards for Wisconsin Female Vocalist of the Year (1996) and Wisconsin Folk Artist of the Year (1995).
Means has three titles on her own Wirl Records label "Seven Romans" (1992), "Bone Spurs" (1995) and "Cobblestones" (1998). She has opened shows for Joan Baez, Patty Larkin, Shawn Colvin, Neil Young, Ani DiFranco, Violent Femmes, Richie Haven, Leo Kottke and many others.
The Cabin program is sponsored by the University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Feb. 8, 1999