NEWS & ADVENTURES of a Philosophical Folk Songstress                                                               ~ May/June 2013
Dearest Ones,
Life happens. Yes it does. We make plans, set intentions, and then, life carries us away. Since my release of "The Way to the Water" many moons ago, I have been working on my next full-length album, "The Permission Tree". During that time I have continued songwriting and already have all the songs and the vision for the next (my third) full length album, a work about family, history, and what binds us together. But, life happens. Things end and things begin - relationships, jobs, homes, life... Needless to say, "The Permission Tree" album is still not finished.
And so, with the vulnerability and strength in honesty, I've decided to release a five song EP called "Life Happens". Pete and I have been hard at work putting this together and I am so excited for you to hear it! With tasters from both forthcoming albums and a bonus song, we'll be officially releasing this one on Monday June 10th at Don Quixotes in Felton. The hard copy version will be available at the rest of our summer shows.

If you live nearby me (in the Santa Cruz or SF Bay Area) I REALLY ESPECIALLY hope you can make it out to the June 10th concert/release party. Our wonderful friends, Char and Robbie Rothschild, a.k.a. Round Mountain, will also be celebrating the release of their new album, and we'll be sharing the night with them. We're all working hard to make it a particularly lovely evening, and your presence there would make it so!
But aside from that night we have a lot of great shows happening this summer, around the Santa Cruz area, the Central Coast, as well as with our Northwestern friends up in Oregon & Washington. We're calling this "The Onsie Tour", in honor of our little boy, as this will be his first tour, and we'll celebrate his first birthday while on the road. Wheee! 
When we return home, "Life Happens" will become available by mail order and digital download. But for now, if you want a copy, you'll have to come to a show! Can't wait to see you out there and give you our new music.
Sending love to you & yours, happy summertime!
from your busy new mama philosophical folk songstress,
 ~ Amanda
U P C O M I N G    S H O W S :

Saturday June 1st @ 6pm
@ KSCO Radio | 1080am, Santa Cruz, CA
Special guest on "The Way of Love". Listen live:

~ LIFE HAPPENS: The Onesie Summer Tour 2013 ~

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Sunday June 2nd @ 12pm
Pescadero Country Store |
251 Stage Rd  Pescadero, CA 94060
Thursday June 6th @ 7:15pm
@ Breathe Yoga Studio | 14107-H Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos, CA
Saturday June 8th @ 7:30pm
@ Resource Center For Nonviolence | 612 Ocean Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA
"Stop Gun Violence" Benefit Concert with Diane Patterson, Nancy Cassidy, Dayan Kai, Michael Gaither, Jayme Kelly Curtis, Laura Devine, Sharon Allen, and more. ALL donations during the evening will go towards the cause of getting guns off the streets. Yes! | $10 - $20
Monday June 10th @ 7:30pm
Don Quixotes International Music Hall | 6275 Hwy 9 Felton, CA
"Life Happens" EP Release Party! Sharing the evening with the incredible two-man folk orchestra, Round Mountain. | tix $12/$15 Call the Don Quixotes ticket line to make your reservations: (831) 603-2294
Wednesday June 19th @ 4-6pm
Anacaortes Farmer's Market | 611 R Avenue, Anacortes, WA
Tuesday June 25th @ 7pm
The Secret Garden | 425 NW 18th Ave Portland, OR
Thursday June 27th @ 3:30pm
Northwest Portland Farmer's Market | NW 19 & NW Everett Street, Portland, OR

Saturday June 29th @ 7pm
Fireworks | 1115 SE 3rd St, Corvallis, OR

Sunday June 30th @ 3-5pm
Lithia Artisan's Market | Ashland, OR

Saturday July 20th @ 12pm
Garrahan Park Summer Concert Series | Boulder Creek, CA

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~ photo by Sydni Indman ~
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Amanda West Music
Philosophical Folk Songstress

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061