An award-winning singer/songwriter, with three albums on Columbia and Epic as well as two more independently released albums to her credit, Pamela Polland’s ever increasing list of musical credentials reads like a veritable Who's Who of artists … from all points on the musical compass.
Over the course of her 50-years in the business, this seasoned professional has both performed and recorded with such luminaries as Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, John Denver, Taj Mahal, Joe Cocker, Leon Russel, Tedeschi Trucks band, Manhattan Transfer and a host of others.
In 1970, Pamela joined the famed Mad Dogs & Englishmen Tour with Joe Cocker and Leon Russell, appearing on the resulting album as well as in the movie. Her songs have been recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt, Helen Reddy, The Byrds, Vicki Carr, Nancy Ames, Anita Carter and Bobby Bare.
Pamela has won numerous awards, including an ASCAP award and two coveted gold records. Her recent AWAL release, Heart Of The World, features special guests Bonnie Raitt and Kenny Loggins and has received wide acclaim in both the USA and Asia.
After writing her first song at age nine, Pamela's musical career began to flower, as a teenager in the mid- 1960's, playing folk music, (and a variety of stringed instruments including guitar, banjo, & dulcimer).
In this context, she met the young, budding guitar instrumentalist, Ry Cooder. For the following two years, they worked as a duo; Ry accompanying Pamela’s performances of authentic blues material.