NEWS & ADVENTURES of a philosophical folk songstress mama                     SPECIAL April 2015
~ the Amanda West newsletter ~
Hey SF Bay Area & Santa Cruz Friends!

I have two LOCAL shows coming up! It's felt like I've been on a little performance hiatus so I'm super excited to get to tell you about these.


#1 Saturday May 16th @ 7:30pm | Awaken Cafe, Oakland
1429 Broadway, Oakland, California 94612
CD Release party for Mindy Dillard's new album 
 "How to Survive a Poison Apple"
with Heather Normandale & Amanda West
Mindy is a body image activist and an incredibly talented songwriter. I'm so looking forward to joining her in concert again (Remember her from my show, "The Valentine Songologues"). She's asked us to pull together songs around the theme of "finding your voice" and I know it's going to be a very powerful and inspiring evening!


#2 Wed June 10th @ 7:30pm | The Ugly Mug, Soquel
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA 95073
Songstress Serenade with Amanda West & Jaspar Lepak
Jaspar & I were introduced via our Seattle songwriter friend, Ali Marcus, who you may remember from past shows of mine. I think Jaspar's and my voices & deep songwriting are going to fit together perfectly at this happening folk-music hot spot in Santa Cruz county. It's a great intimate room for listening & connecting.


The official April newsletter will be coming soon, but I just wanted to give you a heads up on these two shows so you can mark your calendars now!

see you soon!
love & song,
~ Amanda
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U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S :

Saturday May 16th @ 7pm
Awaken Cafe | 1429 Broadway, Oakland, CA 
Opening the evening for Mindy Dillard's new CD release! 
Saturday May 31st @ 9am
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment | 1146 University Ave, San Jose, CA 
Musical inspiration for morning services
Saturday June 10th @ 7pm
Ugly Mug Cafe | 4640 Soquel Dr. Soquel, CA 
Songstress Serenade with Jaspar Lepak  

* Pacific Northwest Tour July 2015 *
7/12 - Lithia Artisan's Market, Ashland, OR
7/14 - The Secret Garden, Portland, OR
7/15 - House Concert, Newberg, OR
7/16 - Northwest Farmer's Market, Portland, OR
 7/17 - Kenton Farmer's Market, Portland, OR
7/21 - Triple Door, Seattle, WA
7/26 - House Concert, Coos Bay, OR
... more dates possibly TBA 
August 3rd - 7th 
Intro to Guitar Summer Camp for Kids 6-12
Mountains Art Center, Ben Lomond
Learn more:

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