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 The Amanda West Newsletter | NEWS & ADVENTURES of a mama musician artist
| April 2021

Hello Dear One,

Well, I had some plans,
and life had some others.
Isn't that often the way it goes?

So, I'm starting to think about re-entry into the world, and how to do that... Surely, singing will be involved. And surely, our hearts so tender from so much will indeed need much tending! And that is what I continue to strive to do, each and every day ~ to tend my heart, and your heart, and theirs, and ours.

Today I bring you ~
+ A song & some thoughts for Earth Day
+ An announcement of a community sing to Bless the Mamas (May 3rd!)
+ A reminder that I'd love for you to join my Patreon community to keep bringing this music and healing into the world.

Wishing you an open heart,
as we continue to find our way,

with love & song always,
~ Amanda

Upcoming Events   ~ 


Heather has been holding space for song & community through out this crazy long pandemic in the place where we can keep coming together: Zoom! She's got it dialed in to make it fun, connecting and nourishing.

Molly literally has one of my most favorite voices of all time. It's like fresh honey, but much better, and I know Laura is the perfect accompaniment.

I'm so excited to share this evening of songs with them, for the mamas, and for everyone. 



Music of the Month ~ 

by Pete Solomon
(a.k.a. my partner in music & life)

EARTH DAY. Again. Every day.

When I was young I loved reading post-apocalyptic disaster stories. I think they helped me feel hopeful about survival in a future that seemed dangerous. At school assemblies I listened seriously to every word presenters said when they told us, "It's up to you to save the planet!" 

Awareness of climate change came and went from my consciousness for many years, but around 2009 I woke up and never went back to sleep. I think about it every day. I feel the love, and the grief, the fear and the hope. I try not to look away anymore.

My relationship to the climate crisis is an ever-changing one, and most of the songs I've written about it in the past no longer resonate or interest me. I had hoped/planned to release a new one this year, and play another concert in honor of the event, but life happens, and those plans didn't.

Instead I offer this song that my lovely Pete wrote & recorded some years ago. I got to sing the harmonies and play guitar, of course, and I STILL love this song and think I will for my whole life. I hope you like it too.


And, if you're feeling brave, and want to follow along with me in facing the climate crisis, this is the next level I'm exploring right now ~ DEEP ADAPTATION 

Your Invitation   ~ 

Three  simple ways to
support me & my music in 2021 ~


1. JOIN me on Patreon where I share new music every week! 

2. REPLY to my newsletters & posts so I know you're listening and receiving.

3. SHARE my music (your favorite song or album), newsletters & posts with your friends.

Thank you! I love you!

~  U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S  ~

Regular weekly releases on Patreon

Blessing Songs for Mamas
Sisters in Harmony Global Mondays
with Heather Houston
Monday May 3rd @ 6:30pm PT

Summer Singing Sessions with Amanda West
IN PERSON (with restrictions)
co-facilated with Lauren Reppy
details coming soon

Singing The World Awake
online singing retreat

more details TBA

ONGOING --> private lessons in voice, guitar & songwriting
Copyright  © 2021 Amanda West Music

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