It's hard to believe that a decade has passed since our beloved Pam Bricker left us. She lives on, still so vividly, in the many ways she touched our lives, perhaps most profoundly and with the greatest reach, through her music.
This website remains in place as a portal to celebrate her life, and share some wonderful news.
Please visit the newly launched Pam Bricker Music fan page on facebook. It promises to be a vibrant source of new recordings and photos of Pam. While you're on Facebook, be sure to also visit The Bricker Band tribute page, which contains a 13 minute b&w documentary featuring Pam and the Bricker Band from 1977, when Pam was 22 years old, and already in superb voice! There are also photos and audio tracks. Don't miss this rare glimpse into Pam's early years. Many thanks to Jim Kimball for putting this together!
In recognition of her work in music, both as a musician, and as a tireless cheerleader of the DC music scene, the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) honored Pam with a Special Appreciation Award at the 22nd Wammies in January 2008. Long-time collaborator Wayne Wilentz presented the award and spoke eloquently of Pam, and what a master musician she was. She prided herself on being a musician, not just a singer.
Karen Gray, Pam's former student, friend, and fellow vocalist, accepted the award on behalf of Pam's son Blake and her entire family. We're all very proud of Pam and know how honored she would have been by this acknowledgment by the music community.
In other Pam music news, in 2007 Thievery Corporation released an exclusive iTunes track with Pam called (appropriately) "The Passing Stars." The money from the sale of the tune goes to child victims of Chernobyl. The song is haunting, and may be difficult to listen to, but ultimately, it's a beautiful tribute. Fittingly, that's Pam's long-time musical partner Rick Harris on horns.