Coffee Gallery Backstage is known for presenting shows ranging from the not-quite-mainstream to the downright odd. The latter is what you can expect Sunday night as Madame Pamita’s Parlor of Wonders floats in to bedazzle the uninitiated.
Madame Pamita herself describes her act as “an old-time medicine show, filled with mysticism, music and melodrama; an entrancing array of spectacles both quaint and queer!” While gypsy jazz is a genre that’s established itself on the back burner of mainstream American music, with this act, you get a real gypsy flair.
The mysterious musician and her band perform rural blues and old-time pre-jazz tunes filled with romance, revenge and humor mixed with mayhem.
Madame Pamita’s show is spiced up with a bit of fortunetelling, magic, great backing musicians and, as you might have guessed, a bit of humor. It’s the kind of vibe that master music scribe Greil Marcus has described as part of “the old, weird America.”