Date(s) - Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
The band is comprised of Pamela Means (guitar, vocal), Cinamon Blair (bass, vocal), and Iréne ‘I-Shea’ Shaikly (percussion, vocal). A longtime Pioneer Valley resident, Means views her music as both an artistic and political outlet — to her, the two are interwoven in the fabric of her lyrics and intricate guitar work. Her songs, although sometimes musing on softer matters of the heart, are often rallying cries for justice and racial equality. “I want to use my platform with purpose and produce art with substance,” she says. “Socio-politically, it’s a turbulent time and all the more important to use one’s voice.”
Means’ most recent album is Plainfield (2016), titled for the rural Massachusetts town where she wrote all of the album’s material during a self-exiled tour hiatus. That touring has taken Means internationally; she has shared the stage with the likes of Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Howard Zinn, Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, David Strathairn, Shawn Colvin, Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Melissa Ferrick, Violent Femmes, Television, The Radiators, Adrian Belew, Leo Kottke, Janis Ian, and many more. She has performed at major music festivals and has composed for and licensed music to PBS, independent filmmakers, and folkpoet Alix Olson’s multi-award-winning film and CD projects. But Means’ strong fan base in Western Massachusetts makes her hometown performances especially memorable.
Tickets are available in advance via Eventbrite (service fees apply), and any remaining tickets will be available at the door. Complete information and tickets are available at http://clickworkspace.org/events.
CLICK Music is curated by Northampton-based musician and producer Anand Nayak and is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Law Office of Peter Irvine, Helen Blatz of Edward Jones, and Downtown Sounds.