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rivals any A-list celebrity’s. That intimidation lasted just under a minute, which is how long it took before she offered me homemade chocolate cookies and a beverage.

New to the area, Jim and Pamela have quickly made Eagle home. They moved from Nashville, Tennessee, where they still own a music publish- ing company. Jim felt a stirring in his heart after spending time here for work. Something about the place called to him, so he called Pamela. It didn’t take much convincing before she fell in love with it, too.

Pamela DeMarche Idaho’s music scene just got jazzier.

By GiGi LeGault Photo courtesy

Pamela DeMarche

There are decisions in life that change everything. You meet someone, and your path is altered forever. You step off a plane, and the smell of the air seems like home, so you move, never looking back. You walk past a window, and a book catch- es your eye, so you buy it, and it makes you differ- ent…better. There is rightness to these decisions. We’ve all had that moment, that epiphany, and faced that choice: Do I leap? Do I do what feels right even though it makes no sense on paper? When your heart bursts with some unknown desire, you should go for it. Right?

When I scheduled this interview with singer Pamela DeMarche and her husband Jim Scott, I expected to meet them at a local coffee shop. Instead, they invited me to their home. This was just the first sign of their warmth and friendli- ness. I will admit, though, that initially I was a bit intimidated by Pamela. She is supermodel gorgeous—tall and blonde, with a smile that

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Art, specifically music, comes to DeMarche easily. It was instilled at an early age by her equally talented parents. One of six, all of her siblings are musicians and fine artists. I comment on their home, how every piece seems carefully chosen, and the art seems so personal. She recently lost her father, but tells me, “He’s in every brush stroke.” She missed her mother so much after the move that Jim talked his mother-in-law into living here. Another happy transplant.

“We love the small town feel of Boise and, especially, the micro-town feel of Eagle—more relaxed, less intense,” Jim explains. “We love Idaho … horse-back riding, camping … we truly love it.”

The only thing missing is the music, as Pamela searches for a venue to showcase her talent.

Her voice is smoky, the kind of voice that—while a throwback to the 30s and 40s—has been ex- ploding from modern stars like Adele. The kind of voice that makes writers use words like “sultry” and “bluesy.” The kind of voice that has to be shared. She has performed with big bands and solo accompanists, in big cities and small towns, not preferring one over the other. All that matters is that she gets to sing.

Until then, you can hear her music on her website

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