Pamela Juelharte

Pamela Juelharte

BandCountryAmericana

Now Available: Family Album. Although these songs tell my story, they are easy to identify with. Family Album is truly my own in every way, a reflection of my past, through which any listener can find images of themselves. Please view my website: www.pamelajuelharte.com

Biography

Pamela Juelharte was born in a small town in western Montana. Mining, logging, farming and ranching were the mainstays of the region, and their influence is heard throughout her music. Growing up in Montana, she enjoyed the calm serenity of the outdoors. Family was important, and she was fortunate enough to have a loving, hard working father supporting her older sister, younger brother, and her so their mother could stay home.
From a very young age music was an intrinsic part of who she was. Her parents bought her first guitar at a pawn shop, and she loved it. She always knew that creating music was her life’s calling. “I had a lot of other interests that seemed more practical, but music was all I ever really wanted to do.” After high school she played in a couple cover bands, but soon discovered her talent for songwriting.

Before she could cultivate her songwriting abilities, Pamela moved to North Carolina with a friend. She wanted to see what the world was like beyond Montana. She enjoyed her brief episode with independence, but her joy was short-lived. Soon after her arrival to North Carolina, her grandfather passed away. She always regretted not being there to say goodbye. After a year, she moved back home.

For the next few years she began to take more and more interest in writing original songs. It was her creative outlet. Pamela had always been withdrawn, and songwriting offered a way to express bottled up emotions from her past. She collaborated with two female vocalists and formed the trio Third Rail. They produced Listen Up!, their first album of all original songs. The album got regular airplay on several radio stations around Montana.

Although Pamela was somewhat of a free spirit, there was a need for safety and security that made her pursue a career in Land Surveying. After earning a degree, she sent her resume around the country and was offered a job in Northern Virginia. She worked for a couple years, but soon decided that she wanted to do something more meaningful with her life. She gave up Land Surveying and became a Police Officer.

Pamela has been a Police Officer for eight years and currently serves as a Patrol Sergeant. She says, “After all that I have seen, everything I’ve been involved in, the greatest thrill of my job is watching my squad members succeed, and hoping I may have contributed in some small way to their success.”

She recently made the decision to pursue music again. “This job has given me the confidence to know that I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I love my job, and I love the men and women I work with, but all I’ve ever wanted to do is create music. Whether or not I sell albums or make it in the music business is secondary to the feeling I get when my songs touch people. I thank everyone who contributed to my project, because without you, there would be no project."

Lyrics

Daddy Don't Go

Written By: Pamela Juelharte

Vs. 1:

I'm sitting here all alone
Thinking about when I was young
You were the only man I wanted in my life
When you'd kiss my cheek and go to work
A tear'd well up inside

Chorus:

Daddy don't go
I need you now
Who will be there when I cry?
Who will tuck me in at night?
Daddy don't go
I don't know how
To make it through the world
Without you now

Vs. 2:

I'm sitting here all alone
Thinking 'bout my life since I've been grown
You're no longer the only man in my life
But as I watch you fight for every breath
I long to keep you by my side

(Chorus)

Bridge:

You taught me how to be a strong woman
You think that I don't need you anymore
I wouldn't say this to your face, I know you're hurting
But my strength is gone, and I emplore:

(Chorus)

Grandpa's Pictures

Written By: Pamela Juelharte

Verse 1:

Grandma never stopped loving
The man that I never knew
He died when I was too young to remember
Just a story of him to hold to
But Grandma had to move on
She remarried when I was just five
I wrapped him around my little finger
In that moment he changed my whole life

Chorus:

I'll always remember her house
Filled with love and fresh apple pie
Children and grandkids lined neatly in rows
With her and my grandpa close by
But now when I'm there something's different
Not a photo of him can be found
I'll never forget how I felt the day
When she took grandpa's pictures down

Verse 2:

Grandma's first love was an airman
Fought the Germans in WWII
He was killed in a crash on the highway
But that was all that I knew
People tell me that he was a great man
I have no doubts just the same
But the man who replaced him held the key to my heart
And I miss him every day

(Chorus)

Bridge:

When her first husband died
She remarried and had a good life
But her true love remained
I guess she always held that inside

(Chorus)

Mom's Song

Written By: Pamela Juelharte

Vs. 1:

I don't remember what it was like
When you held me for the very first time
And I don't remember what
Was going through my mind
But the love we shared that day has never died

Vs. 2:

You always kept me warm and fed and dry
When I fell down you picked me up
Wiped the tears from my eyes
You always knew the right words to say
I loved to see your bright smile every day

Chorus:

You are my mom, you are my friend
You are the one that I would turn to
When I thought my world would end
And through these years, I've learned as I've grown
How blessed I am to have you
I get my strength from my mom

Vs. 3:

We didn't always see eye to eye
So I had to go and find my own life
But every road I take keeps leading back to you
You are the shining star I hope I live up to

(Chorus)

Discography

1997: Listen Up!

2008: Family Album

Set List

Originals:

Daddy Don't Go
Grandpa's Pictures
Growing Pains
Rocky Mountain Farm
Between a Mother and a Job
Waltz With Me
Moments
One More Reason
Walk Through My Pain
This Season
Lonely Boy
Mom's Song

Typical set is 30 min to an hour, with covers added in to lengthen as needed.