NEWS & ADVENTURES                                                            ~ August 2010
Dear Friends,
Welcome those of you new to this newsletter. I am so happy to have you with me!
I began performing many years ago when I was 15, at the Freight & Salvage open mics in Berkeley. In two weeks on Friday September 3rd I will return there to play a full official show. How amazing is life sometimes? Come celebrate with me!
Other upcoming shows include the East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey (tomorrow!), the Downtown Berkeley Music Festival, Women in the Redwoods Music Festival, and a house concert in Cupertino, all in the next two weeks! Yes, good things are happening these days. I hope that feels true in your life as well.
I see Autumn just around the corner but suspect there is still time for blackberry picking and pie making. Thank goodness. 
Oh, one more thing: I am still looking for someone with a good eye and a decent camera to film the Freight & Salvage show. Send me an email if you have ideas.
Endless gratitude as always for all your support & presence. It wouldn't make sense without you.
in Peace, Love, & Music
your folk songstress,
~ Amanda
U P C O M I N G  S H O W S :

Friday August 20th @ 8pm 
East Village Coffee Lounge | 498 Washington St. Monterey, CA 
My favorite place to play in Monterey!
Saturday August 28th @ 1pm 
Downtown Berkeley Music Festival| 2122 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA
I'll be playing again at my name twin's restaurant - Amanda's! You must try the sweet potato fries :-) Wonderful music will be happening all over downtown Berkeley this week, so be sure to get out and see some! Learn more:
Saturday August 28th @ 7pm 
"Diva's Under the Moon" House Concert | Cupertino, CA 
Heritage Music and Arts presents: "Diva's Under the Moon", a family-friendly house concert in Cupertino with this amazing group of women: Midyne Spear, Amanda West, Meredith Rachel Edgar and Juliette McDonald as they perform original songs under the moon. Pot luck at 6:30pm music at 7:30pm. To make your reservations please write to: | Suggested Donation $15-$20 
* Friday September 3rd @ 8pm * (THIS IS A VERY EXCITING SHOW!)
The NEW Freight and Salvage | 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
Playing the September slice of Dr. K's Home Grown Roots Review with JL Stiles and Dan Hubbard. I am SO honored (and totally ridiculously excited!) to be playing this legendary venue in its new home. Don't miss this exquisite show - in one of the best venues in the country | Tix: are $14.50 adv/$15.50 door 

Saturday Sept 4th all day ~ 11am - 10pm 
Women in the Redwoods Music Fest | 8865 La Honda Rd., La Honda, CA
The 5th Annual! A wonderful collection of bay area women songwriters celebrating music and our ancient neighbors, the Sempervirens. The festival is at Sullivan's where food & drink will be available. It goes from 11am - 10pm, all day, all ages, all free! Learn more HERE  


Amanda West Music
Philosophical Folk Songstress

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061