Local product, Pam Perry Combs, will be back in North Baltimore for a Homecoming Concert at Roxie’s Depot Community Hall on North Main Street, in Downtown North Baltimore, Ohio.
Pam grew up in Northwest Ohio (Hammansburg, Van Buren and North Baltimore) playing bluegrass festivals and country concerts throughout Ohio and surrounding states. She has been featured on mandolin, guitar, bass and vocals.
She was a member of the New Coon Creek Girls both in the mid 1980′s, and again for a brief stint in the 1990′s, and is currently playing a few shows per year in a “Revival” of the New Coon Creek Girls.
Pam’s newest adventure is forming her own Bluegrass and Bluegrass Gospel group “Dove Creek” which admittedly travels a little more than she had planned, but is thankful for the blessings! They play many Churches, Festivals and Fairs. We like to mix it up… playing a little bit of country, bluegrass and gospel. Things that we please audiences of all types and ages!
When not traveling on the road playing music, Pam spends her time with her husband, fellow musician and singer, Wayne Combs and her three grandchildren, Summer, Trenton & Hunter.
Dove Creek members are Mike French who plays Banjo and Guitar, and is a featured vocalist, spent several years at Renfro Valley and has also spent some time on the road not only playing bluegrass music, but also played on the road with Country Music Legend Vern Gosdin. Larry Raines plays Guitar and sings, and is notably one of the very best lead players in the business. Jim West rounds out the group as the bass player. Jim has traveled extensively with several regional bluegrass bands. All members have played at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center at one time.
Pam has been a professional instrumentalist and vocalist for almost 40 years. She helped form the all-female group “Wild Rose” which recorded for Universal and Capitol Records and was honored at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The group was nominated for numerous awards, such as the Grammy, the Academy of Country Music Award (ACM), and a Country Music Association Award (CMA). Pam is an award winning songwriter, and a member of NSAI. In addition to recording with Wild Rose Pam has traveled extensively worldwide sharing her talents. She has recorded several solo projects over the years, and has written for both Cumberland and Millhouse Publishing Groups, and has had her songs recorded by several Country and Bluegrass artists.
After semi-retiring from the road, Pam performed for almost twenty years at the famed Renfro Valley Entertainment Center. Pam was also Director of Entertainment there for the last seven years of her tenure. She wrote, directed, and produced several award winning Productions for Renfro Valley, and retired from full time entertainment in 2011 to spend more time with her family. Since retiring from music fulltime Pam accepted a position at Eastern Kentucky University as assistant to the director of the Music Department.