NEWS & ADVENTURES of a thoughtful heart songstress mama | Winter 2015
~ The Amanda West Music Newsletter ~
Dear Ones,
This year has brought me back into my own body and self, as those first years of motherhood require such a divergence from. But life makes us stronger, and I feel that in my voice as I work on new studio tracks. This year has also brought a great connecting for me with other mother artists and songwriters. I needed to know I was not alone on this path, and I am discovering humbly and joyfully, I am not.
With my music this year I have supported weddings and assisted vicariously in many births, through my continued work with Womb Song. I have also continued playing shows, and teaching private lessons. Then there was the great Pacific Northwest Summer Flip Flop tour! We filmed a new music video, did a new photo shoot, and in October returned to the UK where we participated in some lovely shows.
I also attended the Folk Alliance Conference and came home deeply inspired by my fellow artists, with a clearer vision and focus for my musical path in the coming months and years.
It's been an amazing year.

 {photography by Santa Cruz Birth Photography}
As a gift of THANKS for being on my mailing list, and my faithful fan through however many weeks, months, or years you've been with me, I want to give you a free song. I'm only offering it to those of you on my mailing list (hence the "secret"), so please know how much you mean to me! This song, called "Endless Sky" is one of my favorites off of the new EP, "More Than Anything". Follow this link, and there you can just listen to it, or click to a new player, then right click to download. Enjoy!
Click here for your gift:
A GIFT FOR YOUR LOVED ONES (I can help relieve your holiday stress!) ~

~ Let me help you give the gift of music ~
This year I'm mailing discounted CD's directly to whomever you like. I will also include a lovely handwritten note signed with love from you and me. Your holiday shopping, mailing, and supporting one of your favorite artists, all done in one go!

All CD's are $10 each, or $45 for all five.
- More Than Anything Special Edition EP
- Life Happens Limited Edition EP
- Truth, Love & Understanding Limited Edition EP
- A Day In The Now (by Pete Solomon)
- The Way to the Water
Send me a note to place your order. You can pay using paypal to:, or by credit card using the "Pay Now" button on my site: Just enter in the amount. Please add $2 shipping per order, or $4 for international. Let me know if you have questions.
COMING IN 2016 ~

In the new year I will be transitioning to a new email newsletter service, so keep your eyes out for a new format, and any requests to confirm your address - I want to make sure we stay in touch!
I will also be producing a concert and release party in Santa Cruz for the new "Habit" music video. It's going to be so fun, and family friendly! I will keep you posted on the details.
We will be continuing much of the foundational work required in running a music business that is easily overlooked in the busy enthusiasm of touring... website, music up online, etc... And who knows what else the future may hold!

From me and my family to you and yours... May your holidays and midwinter time be filled with happy thankful love! I hope you find your way into the new year with prosperity and health in body, mind and spirit. I'm sending you joy and song for the season... Thanks for all you do in the world,

{hooray for refrigerator magnets!}
yours in song,
~ Amanda
I'm on all these sites now, so we can connect in the 21st century. Let's! :-)
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U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S :

Saturday December 19th @ 9:30am
Mindful Ways| 967 W. Hedding St. #200, San Jose, CA
Amanda leads a special Womb Song Circle

Monday December 21st @ 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:

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