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Pam Steinfeld has been likened to some of the top singer/songwriters in the country, including Joni Mitchell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Mary Chapin Carpenter. She has over 20 songwriting awards to her credit, including 6 from the Billboard Song Contest. In addition, Pam’s debut CD “Open Hands,” was nominated for “Best Debut Recording” and “Best Recording - Contemporary Folk” by the Washington Area Music Association. Since the release of “Open Hands,” Pam has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, sharing the stage with Richie Havens, Debi Smith, Chuck Brodsky, Bill Staines, Mark Erelli, and Tom Prasada-Rao among others.


Pam writes uptempo, rhythmic tunes and soulful ballads. Her melody-driven songs make people and stories come alive with vivid images and thought-provoking lyrics. Pam's music has been featured in The Washington Post Magazine and many other publications.
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“Open Hands” was released in June of 2001 and generated substantial press coverage and radio play. Some of the reviews:

    “Pam Steinfeld has a folky release entitled ‘Open Hands’ that is a gettin’ a heap o’ praise out there from the Billboard crew. It is heartfelt and good. She can sing sweetly with that perfect lilt that is hard to master. Her songs are well crafted. Her guitar work fits perfectly with her voice. Look out Mary Chapin.”- Music Monthly

    “[Pam Steinfeld is a] fine songwriter, celebrating her new CD ‘Open Hands.’ The lighthearted material talks about real life with an easy charm.” -

    “Pam’s songs can be playful without being cute, serious without being maudlin. She sports a wisdom and appreciation of those things in life to which we are glad we’re tethered. Her voice has an earnest charm not unlike a Carly Simon or a Carolyn Hester." - Jon Carroll, keyboard player and vocalist, Mary Chapin Carpenter band

    “Another thing [Pam’s] got going for her are great songs, as evidenced by the stellar compositions on ‘Open Hands.’” - The Journal newspapers

    “‘Sketching Marcia’ is more than a song - it’s also a short story set to music. Pam Steinfeld melodically underscores any number of feelings that swirl around the mind’s eye while switching emotive gears seamlessly; a slice of lyrical and musical poetry that pervades long after the hearing is over.” - WCVE-FM, Richmond, VA

Radio Play/TV:

Ten of the songs on "Open Hands" have been played by radio stations along the East Coast, in California, and overseas:

Washington/ MD/VA: WETA 90.9 FM - Mary Cliff
Annapolis, MD - WRNR 103.1 FM - Damian Einstein (w/interview)
Alexandria, VA - Radio Delray Internet Radio
Richmond, VA - WCVE 88.9 FM - George Maida
Jeffersonville and Monticello, NY - WJFF (90.5 FM and 94.5 FM) - Angela Page
Frederick, MD - WAFY 103.1 - Rona Mensah (w/interview)
Rochester, NY - WRUR 88.5 FM - Ray Baumler
Manahawkin, NJ - WYRS 90.7 FM - Terry Sikoryak
Hackettstown, NJ (Centenary College) - WNTI 91.9 - Jeff Penczak (w/interview)
Philadelphia - WXPN 88.5 FM - Keith Brand
Pittsburgh - WYEP 91.3 FM - Ken Batista
Martha’s Vineyard, MA - WMVY 92.7 FM - Barbara Dacey
Santa Cruz, CA - KZSC 88.1 FM - Clytia Fuller
Lawrence, KS - KANU 91.5FM - Bob McWilliams
Salt Lake City, UT - KRCL 90.9FM - Susanne Milsaps

St. Thomas, V.I. - WIUJ 102.9 FM - Doug Dick
Germany (Waldkraiburg) - Radio ISW - Hansjoerg Malonek
Australia (Nambucca Valley) - Nambucca Valley Radio 2nvr - Neil Green

Pam taped a concert/interview on Channel 10 TV in Frederick, MD, which aired in Summer 2002. Pam was also heard live on WEBR/Cable TV in Fairfax, VA in Spring 2003.

Performance Highlights:

Washington Folk Festival, Washington, DC
National Race for the Cure, Washington, DC
Wintertide Coffeehouse, West Tisbury (Martha’s Vineyard), MA
Rehoboth Folk Festival, Lewes, DE
Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
First Night Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Frederick Festival of the Arts, Frederick, MD
Herndon Festival, Herndon, VA
NERFA official “Informal” showcase, NERFA Conference, Lake Harmony, PA
Vic’s Music Corner/O’Brien’s, Rockville, MD

Pam has shared the stage with Richie Havens, Debi Smith, Bill Staines, Chuck Brodsky, Tom Prasada-Rao, Garth Ross, Mark Erelli, and Bill Parsons, among others.


Washington Post Magazine
Music Monthly
The Journal Newspapers
The Gazette Newspapers
Frederick Gazette
Washington Jewish Week
The Cape Gazette

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