NEWS & ADVENTURES                                                     ~ December 2010
Dear Friends,
It's been a' rain rain raining here in the Santa Cruz Mountains. I couldn't see that awesome lunar eclipse the night of the solstice past all the rain drops in the sky. It still seems like a powerful time of year though, whether we can see it or not. Endings and beginnings… some things dying to leave room for others being born. 

I've been looking back over this past year and seeing what it has meant for Amanda West Music:   In 2010 we have played 53 shows in 24 cities in 3 different states, completed 3 tours, recorded 1 new EP, and enjoyed uncountable adventures, smiles, and gratitude. 

For all this I thank YOU from the depths of my Being, for it would not be possible without you: the listeners, hosts, attendees, promoters, DJ's, supporters... You make my musical world go round and round, and that makes me one happy woman! 
For you Santa Cruzans & other locals, the first two shows of 2011 will be around here - a house concert on Sunday the 2nd of January, and The Abbey Lounge, with Inga Swearingen & Round Mountain on Saturday January 15th. Please come! I hope to see you there.

I am looking forward to the start of the second decade of this millennium. Sounds big, doesn't it? May it be filled for all of us with clarity, abundance, connection, compassion, joy, and of course, lots of music! 

Happy Holidays to You & Yours, 
~ Love,

U P C O M I N G  S H O W S :

Sunday January 2nd @ 7:00pm 
House Concert| Moore St., Santa Cruz, CA
Sharing the evening with John Engel and Reina. Also with Daniel Birns on bass, Pete Solomon on percussion. Storytelling, intimate songs, cookies & chai! Please join us in welcoming in the New Year. Send me an email and I'll get you the address: | $10-$15 sliding scale donation 

Saturday January 15th @ 7:30pm 
Sharing the evening with Inga Swearingen and Round Mountain 
The Abbey Lounge| 350 Mission St., Santa Cruz, CA 

Start off your new year right, with this astounding collection of musicians all gathered in one sweet spot for a delectable evening of sound and song. I am deeply honored to be opening the night with Pete Solomon, followed by the incredible Inga Swearingen, and then Round Mountain. The show is free so no excuses not to come, though there is a requested donation $10-$15. Learn more and be impressed: and 

for more upcoming shows go to:

Happy Holidays!
with Love from Amanda & her guitar

 photo by Shivani Rajan

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Amanda West Music
Philosophical Folk Songstress

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061