Pam’s new CD, “Soft Place to Land” is a project of songs that emerged from her own experience of loss; during and after the passing of her husband in 2009. Below are the stories and lyrics to these songs and a woodsy “summary” of what this project is all about.
The journey of loss is an intimate path. It leads through the bramble bushes of questions, the dark woods of tears and the reflecting pools of longing. Yet it can also lead to meadows of great comfort, sunny glades of peace and rushing rivers of divine nearness and hope. These songs are a “musical journaling” from my own experience of loss. So I invite you to come with me, along with a few friends, as I share with you the path I’ve been on. I pray these songs will bring hope, comfort and peace as you travel similar paths; and that you too will find a “soft place to land.”
*Go to each song to hear audio sample and story behind the song.
All songs written by: Pam Hamilton
Piano and vocals: Pam Hamilton
Violin: Daniel Butman
Cello: Gail Burnett
Upright Bass: Joseph Patrick Moore, Ryan Robertson
Bass Guitar: Joseph Patrick Moore, Stephen Wareham
Drums: Kirk Sarkisian
Acoustic Guitar: Chris Blackwell
Recorded and Mixed by: Stephen Wareham
Mastered at: Rodney Mills Master House
Produced by: Pam Hamilton and Stephen Wareham
Graphic Design: Robin Harrison, Caffeine Generated Graphics
Photography: Sam Baker (cover photo) and Angela Murray Morris
Hair & Makeup: MARAZ
Thanks to the wonderful musicians who played on this project! It’s an honor to make music with you. Robin–for the awesome CD design! Sam and Angela for the awesome pictures. And Stephen–for recording this project at your studio and the countless hours it took to make this possible. What a labor of love! I’m so thankful for you. Additional thanks to all who prayed, gave feedback, editing help for the booklet, and help in any way – thank you so much!!
Special note to my sweet boys: Luke, Pierce, Nathan and Evan. This is especially for you as I want you to remember what a great Dad you had (and still have–as we’ll all meet again one day!) But mostly that God is good–and it’s gonna be okay! More than okay! I LOVE YOU!
I cannot begin to say thanks for the amazing outpouring of love and support for my family and me during and after the loss of my husband in 2009. I cannot begin to list all of you who gave in so many ways: prayers, meals, boy breaks, boy mentors, car help, house help, woods help, financial help, legal help, dental help, ….help in so many forms. I’m so very thankful for so many dear friends and family and for our communities of faith at Perimeter Church, The Vine Community Church and our home churches in Ohio and Bainbridge, Ga. I’ll never be able to repay this incredible debt….but I pray that in some small way, this project of songs will be an offering of thanks – and that it may also offer comfort and encouragement to others who experience loss.
Lastly, but mostly, thank you to the One Who is “near the brokenhearted” and Who gives us “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow”.