NEWS & ADVENTURES of a Philosophical Folk Songstress                                                 ~ September 2012
Dear Ones,
Grand Success! We had our first show this past Saturday after a three month baby-leave, and it was wonderful. Thank you John Mork and everyone at Women in the Redwoods Music Festival 2012! It felt SO good to be back on stage. My heart sang with joy. Baby kindly slept in a friend's arms all the way through, until the last song when he joined us onstage (see photo below).

I am feeling excited and hopeful about this whole next part of the journey... looking forward to the smattering of SHOWS we have seeing us through to the end of the year.
A quick update on that: unfortunately our event at the Garden Song, has been CANCELLED at the last minute by the venue owners. So, many apologies if you were looking forward to that (I was!). But we're in Pescadero the following weekend, so perhaps you can join us there instead?
Meanwhile I'm still working on my next album, songwriting for the one after that, cooking up plans for a new website, and scheming over maps & calendars for future shows and tours... (while feeding the baby of course). I love my work!
Wishing you a harmonious transition into autumntime,
with blackberries, apples & songs,
~ Amanda

U P C O M I N G  S H O W S :

Sunday September 30th @ 12-2pm
Pescadero Country Store | 251 Stage Road, Pescadero, CA
A perfect place for Bay Area and Santa Cruz folks to take a day trip with a picnic by the sea! The store has delicious food, the town is adorable, and there are lots of hikes nearby. Oh, and of course, there will be the music :-) Good for all ages!

Saturday October 13th @ 2-2:30pm
Panama Red | 2115 1st St., Livermore, CA
A little afternoon warm-up for the plaza performance at Livermore's 11th annual ArtWalk.

Saturday October 13th @ 4:15-5pm
ArtWalk Livemore 2012 | 2400 1st St., Livemore, CA
Performing at the Bankhead Plaza for this beautiful community event. Downtown Livemore becomes a fabulous Arts Disctrict. Inspiration for the whole family.

for more upcoming shows please visit: 

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~ the whole family at Women in The Redwoods 2012 ~

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Amanda West Music
Philosophical Folk Songstress

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061