NEWS & ADVENTURES of a philosophical folk songstress mama                                 March 2015
~ the Amanda West newsletter ~
H a p p y  S p r i n g !
this month's NEW SONG:
from Amanda West

And just like that, it is officially here; All the new buds unfolding, the edges of every tree and bush tinted with magic, hope-filled new green, Life rushing to open, expand and grow

If you missed the announcement, you should know that I have set out this year to release one new piece of music each month. Like the Spring, this is a time of exploration and growth, and each month's release is a surprise as much for me as it is for you. What will sprout upward from the soil of our creativity?

Pete & I had the honor of performing music for a wedding again this month (as we have done before and loved every time). We sang one from our own wedding album, Truth, Love & Understanding, played a few requested covers, and then I wrote a song for it. 

We recorded a version of the song to send to the guests ahead of time so they could learn it and help us sing to the beautiful new couple as they walked down the aisle, and I've decided to now share it with you as well. It's rather different than what you're used to from me, but that's what's fun. And if you know anyone planning a wedding, keep us in mind!

Oh, and do check out the upcoming events below, as there are more of them - SF Bay Area, Northern California, Oregon & Washington - we're coming your way.

until next month, 
in love & song,
 ~ Amanda

Welcome to this circle, we have known & loved you long
And as you grow together, we will love who you become
photo by Jo Ann Manolis
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U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S :

Saturday May 2nd @ times TBA
BirthKeeper Summit | 2050 Center St., Berkeley City College, CA 
With Womb Song ( ~ leading songs of inspiration
Saturday May 16th @ 7pm
Awaken Cafe | 1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA 
Opening the evening for Mindy Dillard's new CD release! 

* Pacific Northwest Tour July 2015 *
7/8 -  House Concert, Sebastapol, CA
7/12 - Lithia Artisan's Market, Ashland, OR
7/14 - The Secret Garden, Portland, OR
7/16 - Northwest Farmer's Market, Portland, OR
 7/17 - Kenton Farmer's Market, Portland, OR
7/18 - House Concert, Potland, OR
... and more dates TBA 

Ongoing Mondays @ 7pm 
WOMB SONG | Pacific Cultural Center, Santa Cruz
A community based singing circle for pregnant women, led by Amanda West & Megan Jacobsmeyer. Learn more:

Private Lessons ~ Voice, Guitar & Songwriting | Home Studio, Felton, CA
Specializing in work with women and girls. More details:

Amanda West Music
Philosophical Folk Songstress

PO Box 7345 | Santa Cruz CA 95061