My name is Pamela Cardullo Ortiz and I’m a singer-songwriter.  I live on Maryland’s Eastern Shore with my husband, Bob Ortiz (furniture maker and musician and more recently actor) – check out his furniture at Robert Ortiz Studios — and two amazing kids, Sofia and Daniel.

I performed from the late 80’s through the late 90’s with the band, Terra Nova.  More recently I have performed with Bob and others.  Once in a while, even the kids will agree to play some music with us.

What happened in between?  All of life.  Creativity takes time and attention, like all good work.  I guess it’s a life cycle issue, and it seems the circle is turning yet again.  In any event, there are plenty of songs yet to be written, played and sung.

. . .Here’s the Terra Nova me. . . .

and to see recent pics of Bob and I playing at Against the Grain, check out these cool photos shot by friend and photographer, Coos Hamburger.  Let’s hear it for smaller glasses and shorter hair. . . not to mention a few extra wrinkles.  Ah well . . . .:





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Songs for Our Future – You Made It Amazing!

Thank you to each of you who joined for us for our Songs for Our Future Concert Series which concluded with a final performance at the Mainstay in Rock Hall in July, 2017. Your enthusiasm and support was amazing! So many of you showed up month after month. We saw lots of you in pink hats, or cheering our special guests, or bringing your friends. So many of you helped — at the door, setting up the furniture studio for our first six events, stacking chairs, moving equipment.  And you really came through with the donations, helping us raise over $18,000 to support seven organizations supporting critical rights and some of our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.  See the list below for details on how much we raised together, and check out some video highlights from the series. We owe a special thank you to Jeff Weber who filmed many of our performances.  We can’t wait to see what we can all do next together!

Songs for Our Future – Amounts Raised

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