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 The Amanda West Newsletter | NEWS & ADVENTURES of a mama musician artist
| December (Part 1) 2020

Dear Ones, 

Here come the holidays again, so filled with so much! And SO much more this year too... I just want to remind you, it's ok to feel ALL the feelings. This is why we love music, right?

NEW SONG  (#1 of 3) ~
I have THREE NEW RELEASES for you this month, coming in three separate emails. I didn't plan it this way, they just all started coming together. That's how art and life work sometimes. So read on for new release #1 ...

Women-identified people: please join our 3rd annual Women's Winter Solstice Ritual & Sing. This year you get to do the whole thing in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home. But do bring a candle, and do set aside some special time and space for this. We are gonna go deep, and we are gonna sing! TICKETS

Have you joined me on Patreon yet? Why not? More thoughts below...

Sending love to you and your pods, as we spiral into the darkest days, and the time of deep winter dreaming,

with a wide open heart,

your mama musician
~ Amanda


Upcoming Events   ~ 

Women's Winter Solstice Circle
{online from the comfort of your home}

with Amanda West & Debbie Nargi Brown

Sunday December 20th @ 4:30-6pm

meditation, song & ceremony in community

Song of the Month ~ 

Announcing my latest release ~
a new single called, “For Giulietta.” 


For most adults, while the winter holiday season is filled with lights, celebrations and gifts,
it is also comes with layers of memories of disappointment, heart ache, and grief. 

I wrote this song 10 years ago, after bearing witness to the birth and death of my niece, who was stillborn at 20 weeks in early December 2010.

In releasing this song I pay tribute to her memory, and also to the way grief encircles each of us, alongside the beauty and joy.


To everyone who has lost someone too soon, this song is dedicated to you. And if your heart is broken, may it be broken open.


Your Inviation   ~ 

Here's a little video in which I talk about the importance of community, connection, resilience and finding our way. It was rather spontaneous, and is totally unedited, but I think it explains things in a way you might like.
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Meanwhile, a little more about Patreon...

The best way to describe Patreon is like a musical CSA (community supported agriculture): I am the farmer ~ planting, tending and harvesting artistic creations that nourish the heart and soul. If you join and become my patron, you will make a regular financial contribution of your choice each month, and in return you will receive in your personal email inbox, a direct link to whatever musical or creative bounty I harvest each month.

Patreon is set up so that different contribution levels (also known as "tiers") can receive different benefits depending on how much they give. I have set mine up differently - every level gets the same benefits. I know that $10 can mean something very different from one person to another. So my tiers go from $3 - $100, and they're all the same.

I would be SO honored and grateful should you choose to join me on this path. It is a wonderful way to nourish and grow community right now in these strange covid times. It is also the new way of the artist, which is actually a very ancient way (there are long traditions of the arts being made possible by patrons).

I see it simply as a reminder of our beautiful interconnectedness.

Life carries on. Here we are in the remains of our local Christmas tree farm. Feeling all the feelings (and driving the tractors of course!)

We hold those twins of grief and gratitude, right close together.
This is the practice, and this is the way of the open heart.

with love,
~ Amanda


~  U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S  ~

Regular ongoing releases on Patreon

December 20th | Sunday @ 4:30-6pm
-->Women's Winter Solstice Circle
With Debbie Nargi Brown. Details & tickets HERE

Winter/Spring 2020/2021:  Surviving! We can do it!  :-) 

July 23rd - 25th
-->Sisters in Harmony Singing Retreat
with Heather Houston, Becky Reardon, Debbie Nargi-Brown, Katie Ty Warren, MaMuse and more. Tentatively rescheduled from summer 2020. Stay tuned!

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