Pamela Means and Rachel Sumner to appear at the new Niagara Coffee Haus in Millis
Pamela Means will perform on June 3. Courtesy photo.
Pamela Means in concert with Mama’s Boy - June 3 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Pamela Means is best known for her folk music career with an amazing treasure chest of original songs. She is also a fine jazz singer and social activist who has even covered the entire Beatles Abbey Road album, infusing it with soul and emotion, not to mention a female perspective that really brings the songs to life in a live setting. A biracial lesbian with a penchant for protest songs, Pamela is also known to dip into the Great American Songbook for jazz standards from 1930s-1950s made famous by Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and more. Pamela has shared the stage with Ani Defranco, Pete Seeger, Neil Young, Indigo Girls, Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin and a plethora of contemporary artists. Whatever she has in store for the Niagara will be more than welcome. Mama’s Boy opens.
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Rachel Sumner in Concert with Hobo Coat – July 1 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
With songs as sweet and biting as the nectar and venom in her voice, Rachel Sumner has been captivating audiences throughout the Northeast with roots deep in bluegrass and traditional folk music. Her lyric-forward writing and penchant for snaking chord progressions demand something beyond folk conventions and in a comparatively short time, Rachel has become one of the most vital voices in Boston›s thriving roots music scene. No stranger to the stage, she spent her early career on the bluegrass circuit, singing and writing with the genre-bending Boston group, Twisted Pine. Since setting out on her own, Sumner›s songs have been critically acclaimed, winning the Lennon Award in the folk category of the 2021. Hobo Coat opens.
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For more information, email [email protected]. Individuals with disabilities, please contact us for seating info. Masking is optional, pending further notice. Visit our Facebook page, Niagara Coffee Haus for regular updates; facebook.com/groups/4513448492092697
Doors open at 7:30pm. Location: Niagara Fire House, 8 Exchange Street, Millis.
This series is brought to you in part by a grant from the Millis Cultural Council, which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council. Special thanks to the Millis Historical Commission and Friends of Niagara.