NEWS & ADVENTURES of a thoughtful heart songstress mama | January 2016
~ The Amanda West Music Newsletter ~
Dear Friends,
Happy New Year to you!! I hope 2016 is treating you well so far. I'm starting the year off right with a new Nikki McClure calendar (January image above). Ms. McClure is an artist and a mother who lives in the pacific northwest, and her images are always so beautiful and inspiring to me. The emotion captured in this one in particular is why I love nature so ~ the joy and clarity offered when one spends time with the birds & the trees and the sunlight... That feeling/experience was so much of what inspired my song "Habit", which is now being released as a music video!
I am thrilled to announce the release party and celebration concert for this new music video. We'll enjoy the premiere screening of the video honoring all the children who took part, as well as a concert by Yours Truly. If you live anywhere near Santa Cruz I hope you can make it, and please help spread the word, it's going to be such a fantstic event!

 {photography by Santa Cruz Birth Photography}
WHAT: "Habit" Video Premiere & Celebration Concert with Amanda West
WHEN: Sunday February 28th, 4-5pm
WHERE: Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA
WHO: Family-Friendly Concert, for Everyone!
TIX: $8 adults/$3 kids advance or $10 adults/$5 kids at the door
In other news, Reverbnation just announced again today that I am on their top 10 list of musical artists in Santa Cruz, and ASCAP just wrote to say that I've once again received their ASCAP Plus award (my 4th year doing so). I'm having to juggle my schedule to make room for more students as I've had so many requests recently for lessons. While life continues to hold all the extremes, I guess I have to say things are looking pretty good around here! 
I really love to hear from YOU. How's your 2016 coming along?
What can my music and I offer you this year?
sending you love & light & song,

~ Amanda
p.s. did you get your holiday gift from me? don't miss it: 
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U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S :

Monday January 18th @ 7pm 
 (Ongoing 3rd Mondays of the month)
WOMB SONG | Pacific Cultural Center, Santa Cruz
A community based singing circle for mothers & mothers-to-be, led by
Amanda West & Megan Jacobsmeyer. Learn more:
Sunday January 31st @ 9am 
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment | 1146 University Ave., San Jose, CA 
Musical inspiration for morning services.
 Learn more:
Sunday February 28th @ 4pm 
* "Habit" Video Premiere & Celebration Concert * 
Resource Center for Nonviolence | 612 Ocean St., Santa Cruz, CA 
Please join us for the premiere screening of the Habit video, with a showing of the video, honoring of the children involved in the making of it, and a live concert with Yours Truly :-) 
Join the FB event & share with your friends! 
Private Lessons ~ Voice, Guitar & Songwriting | Home Studio, Felton, CA
Specializing in work with girls and women. More details:


Amanda West Music
~ Songs for Thoughtful Hearts ~

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061