NEWS & ADVENTURES of a mama musician artist | June 2017
~ The Amanda West Newsletter ~
Dear Ones,
My, it’s been a whirlwind of a Springtime around here! - Three big weddings, four countries and seven plane rides, among other things, and now suddenly, summer is upon us. 
 For this wedding in Utah I led a blessing ceremony (with singing of course!) atop a mountain, in the snow! It was magical.
 This wedding was a Hindu one! I love saris.
 After almost a year of playing, my harp finally got to come out in public for the first time! This was a shot from sound-check. Look out for more harp-saxophone duets coming your way.
 Summer is birthday season around here, and we had a great time creating this homemade cake (all natural dye!). Yum. The Happy is for birthday, pride, and summer, of course :-)
And it’s nice to be home here again for a while.
The most recent wedding I played was for one of my dearest friends, and I had the honor of writing a song for the occasion and teaching it to the 250 attendees. Our voices and harmonies then wove the fabric of the ceremony… it was so moving and beautiful! Definitely a highlight of the last few months. {Thanks to Chelsea Dier for capturing images from that day, including the one at the top of this email. Keep your eyes out on social media for more to come!}
I’m keeping this email short & sweet, as I mainly want to make sure you know our SUMMER MUSIC SCHEDULE. We’re doing some more traveling this summer, so please read on and make note of when we’ll be near you!
Womb Song prenatal singing circles continue the 3rd Monday of every month, and I’m teaching a kids summer music camp the first week in August called “The Art of Song.”
Pass it on!
wishing you love & song & sugar snap peas
all summer long,
~ Amanda
~  S  U  M  M  E  R     M  U  S  I  C   !  ~

Sunday July 16th @ 10am 
Center for Spiritual Living, San Jose 
1146 University Ave., San Jose, CA 
Monday July 17th @ 7pm 
Womb Song
birth-centered singing circles for women
1307 Seabright Ave., Santa Cruz, CA
Sunday July 23rd @ 10:30am 
Live on KPIG RADIO "Please Stand By"
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Friday July 28th @ 5:30pm 
Live on KBCZ RADIO, Boulder Creek Community Radio
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Saturday July 29th @ 7:30pm 
Lille Aeske | 13160 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA
July 31st - August 4th | 12:30 - 3pm each day
"The Art of Song" ~ a summer music camp for kids (7-12)
Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond
Everyone can write a song! Come with an instrument or just yourself.
We will make music, make friends, play games and have fun!
 ~ The Pacifc Northwest Solar Eclipse Tour ~
SUN 8/6 - San Fransisco Folk Collective, San Fransisco, CA
SAT 8/12 - Lithia Artisan's Market, Ashland, OR
SUN 8/13 - Mississippi Pizza, Portland, OR
TUES 8/15 - The Secret Garden, Portland, OR
SAT 8/19 - House Concert, Corvallis, OR
for all the details please visit
Private Lessons in Voice, Guitar & Songwriting
Summer Sessions Available!
Grandview Studios in Felton, and Sylvan Music in Santa Cruz
Specializing in work with girls and women. More details:

Amanda West 
~ Grounding Connection Through Music  ~
PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061