Pam Parker has just released her first CD entitled "Working Class!" featuring Pam Parker and the Bones of Contention
In her own words, Pam says: "This CD is a collection of songs that all relate in some way to the challenges facing our class. I wanted to create a collection that celebrates working people. I wanted to do something that shamelessly acknowledges our role in the world. These songs are also entertaining and interesting musically. The CD includes jazz, classical, rock, country and R & B. We did classic covers like "What's Going On?" By Marvin Gaye and some beautiful original songs like "When July Slips Into June." Many of our songs address the current war crisis as well." "Please come out and celebrate the working class with us!"
The band consists of: Pam (vocals) long time social justice singer and member, Joe U. (lead guitar and vocals) Director of Strategic Campaigns at the AFL-CIO, President of the Labor Heritage Foundation, labor/social justice singer, founder of the Bones of Contention (our band), and Harley rider; Mike W. (piano) Nominated twice for WAMMIEs (DC area's answer to the Grammy's), and well known DC songwriter and activist, also the son of Phil W. (long time leader in the Latin solidarity movement and endorser of September 29th ); Gerry R. (bass) vegetarian and marathon runner will run the 2002 Boston Marathon; and Dave O. (drums) who is also an actor. He appears on West Wing and other national television shows and is up for a part in a new reality show called the Runner.
"In addition to "the Bones" both my sons participated in the project and several other very talented local musicians."
Pam and her band mates played at the recent anti-war rallies in DC on September the 29th and 30th and have played for the past year in clubs and bars in the DC area.
Email Pam at PamP8@excite for more details
The CD will be available at Amazon.com , laborheritage.org , and Leftbooks.com .
Listen to sample on-line tunes