An eclectic, veteran singer-songwriter, Pam wholeheartedly celebrates life and relationships through a vast range of experiences. From inner, emotional and spiritual reflections to social justice, Pam melodically articulates the human experience through soulful, musical poetry.
Early in her career Pam established herself as an artist whose trademark was her confessional style, transparency and her expansive range of topics. She was influenced greatly by the music (as well as some of the social activism) of Joni Mitchell, The Beatles, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary.
At age 16, Pam toured nationally as a cast member of "Up With People", where she sang in a trio with actress-to-be Glenn Close. Later, during college, she performed in numerous events for both the "Peace" and "Jesus" movements. After recording two albums, she was recognized as Top Christian Artist of the Year by RECORD WORLD MAGAZINE 1977. "Hall brings needed perspective and insight to a fledgling industry." BILLBOARD MAGAZINE 1986. She released six albums (1975 - 1987) in the emerging field of Contemporary Christian Music. Pam’s songs have also been recorded by other artists including Amy Grant, and Debby Boone. Her songwriting, performing and recording collaborators include: Noel Paul Stookey, Phil Keaggy and Amy Grant.
In 1987, Pam began a lengthy hiatus from the CCM scene as she recovered from disruptive life events. In 1995 her return to music performance brought with it a more expansive scope.. Pam’s writing, performing, and production skills have always covered a broad spectrum of styles, ranging from bluesy folk, rock, pop, classical, jazz, gospel and country. Now transcending the new folk approach, yet continuing to echo her acoustic roots, Pam’s most recent release, PALER SHADE, is deep, impressionistic innovation. PALER SHADE was produced by veteran blues/rock writer/artist/producer Dave Perkins, who captured Pam’s vocals as well as her solo performances on guitar or keyboard, and then wove the rest of the tracks around them like a tapestry.
“Paler Shade is one of the finest forgotten recordings of the ‘90s singer/songwriter boom. Pam Mark Hall’s voice possesses the glow of Jewel and strength of Trisha Yearwood. She explores roots-related styles. ‘Rock Me on the Water’ is acoustic blues and “Paler Shade of You’ is a world music smorgasbord.”
-- Dave Sleger, All Music
From 1990-1998, in addition to songwriting, recording, singing on national jingles and performing at intimate venues such as Nashville’s BlueBird Café, Pam worked on the staffs of the Salvation Army and the Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She produced cause-related programs that integrated charitable and social concerns, business and music. As an advertising executive from 1999 - 2009 Pam produced the event “Healing Hands at Steinway” in 2008, where a number of physicians, who are also exceptional musicians, performed. The event was a great success, benefiting the W. O. Smith Nashville Community Music School who make quality music instruction available to talented, interested and deserving children from low-income families for a nominal fee of 50 cents per lesson.
In 2013, Pam Mark Hall relocated from Nashville to northern California to be near her aging parents. Currently, she most often performs in house-concerts and other intimate venues. In June, 2015, she and legendary Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) recently reunited for a private concert event in Auburn, CA.
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