Amanda Sue Winterhalter: is a folk-soul singer native to the Pacific Northwest. With her dynamic voice, she can belt out gritty blues, or sing the high, sweet notes of a lullaby in one seamless melody. Her songs come from a heritage of storytelling and the rocky relationship between doubt and faith.
Amanda recently won first place in the Jane Titland Songwriting Contest at the Tumbleweed Music Festival for her song “Shirt.” As long as she’s been playing her songs, audience members, friends, peers, and family alike have been asking her, “When can I buy your album?” After years of performing, Amanda is thrilled to finally present her debut album, Olea. Listen here.
Band Members are: Geoff Larson – Upright Bass Rick Weber – Drums Wes Weddell – Mandolin & Electric Guitar Amanda Winterhalter – Guitar & Vocals
TO LISTEN: https://amandawinterhalter.bandcamp.com/
Wes Weddell – Award-winning songwriter built a regional following by chronicling local communities in song while a student at UW in the early 2000s, earning the label “Modern-Day Woody Guthrie” from the Seattle Times. The late Performing Songwriter Magazine called his story-based style “folk meets rock meets lonesome cowboy waltzes.” Between engagements performing and teaching, Weddell also runs Puget’s Sound Productions, a community live-music non-profit in the Seattle area. His latest CD features literature-inspired songs from his work with The Bushwick Book Club Seattle, of which he is also a board member.
His band members include:
Alicia Healey – bass, vocals
Brian Hoskins – organ, piano
Dave Bush – drums, percussion
Wes Weddell – guitar, mandolin, lead vocals