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 The Amanda West Newsletter | NEWS & ADVENTURES of a mama musician artist
| February 2021  ....  PART 2

Hello Dear One,

Just dropping into your inbox with a quick reminder that TONIGHT is my premiere YouTube Live performance, a special "Folk Unlocked Showcase" that is part of the Folk Alliance International Conference 2021. 

This concert will be recorded, so you can always watch it later at your convenience, but if you are able to tune in live tonight, I would be delighted to have your company!

I've been tuning into as many panels, workshops and showcases as I can in the past couple days as I "attend" the Folk Alliance Conference from my kitchen table, and am feeling most inspired. As Margaret Atwood said in her keynote interview with Anais Mitchell on Monday, "The arts are the core of what it is to be a human being" and "music is the heart of the matter.

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---> JOIN ME TONIGHT  for my "Unlocked Showcase" live on YouTube (also linked on the front page of my website if you loose this email)

--> DISCOVER MORE MUSIC  at the 2021 Folk Alliance International Conference, open to the public

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with love & song always,
~ Amanda

Upcoming Events   ~ 

Solo Livestream Concert 

A M A N D A   W E S T

Special "Folk Unlocked" Showcase
at Folk Alliance International Conference 2021


TONIGHT!  (Wed. Feb 24th) 
7 - 8pm Pacific Time


WATCH HERE


Pete has been working on the tech, and I've been working to curate a great set list. The theme is HOPE, 'cause that's what we all need these days. So snuggle into your PJ's, make some tea (or snacks), and come enjoy the show!

 
 

WOMXN'S Spring Equinox Ritual & Sing
with Debbie Nargi-Brown and Amanda West 

SUNDAY MARCH 21ST 
4:30 - 6pm Pacific Time
REGISTER HERE


Sliding scale donation, no one turned away
 

A NOTE ON INCLUSION:  All of you are welcome here.
I have led many, many *women’s* events in my time. I love gathering with women in sacred circle and song, AND…

There are too many people who feel left out of these circles, who I very much want to be included ~ those who don’t have wombs, transwomen, non-binary people, anyone who connects with the feminine space and energy.

Writing a long tagline of explanations and definitions after “women” doesn’t fit well in promotional spaces, so I’m trying out something new: A WOMXN’s event (still pronounced “women.”)

My hope is that “X” will give the invitation and sense of welcome and safety that is so messy to write any other way.

YOU, yes, YOU I want to feel welcome. All of you. In our sacred, feminine circle, honoring the seasons and the earth which holds us all.  I do hope you will join Debbie & I!

 
 
Music of the Month ~ 

This full length singer/songwriter album deserves a moment in the spotlight as we celebrate its 13th birthday!  This was my first solo album, released on February 15th, 2008. 

Showcasing: Intimate lyrics, shimmering vocals, steadfast guitar, and all the heart of my 24-year-old-self. Plus special guests, Anton Patzner (of Foxtails Brigade) on violin, and David Brewer (of Molly's Revenge and The Fire) on bagpipes.

If you've never heard it, or haven't thought about it in a while, head on over to bandcamp (which happens to be running a special this Friday - ALL money will go direct to the artists on 2/26), give it a listen and wish it a Happy Birthday.
 
 
Your Inviation   ~ 

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

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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
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FEBRUARY  
Live streamed songwriter showcase
at Folk Alliance International Conference.
Wed Feb 24th @ 7pm pacific time

save this link and watch HERE


MARCH  
Spring Equinox Ceremony & Sing
with Debbie Nargi-Brown
Sun March 21st @ 4:30pm pacific time
sliding scale tickets HERE 



APRIL 
New Single Release:
"Believe"
in alignment with Earth Day



MAY 
Mama Musician Showcase
livestreamed concert
in honor of U.S. Mother's Day
Saturday May 10th
artists & details TBA 



JUNE
Song Village tentatively scheduled
June 3rd - 6th 

www.songvillage.net


JULY
Sisters in Harmony Singing Retreat
rescheduled from summer 2020

with heatherhoustonmusic.com


ONGOING --> private lessons in voice, guitar & songwriting
 
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