Sunday Jan 11 6:00 pm Live Music: Nick Shanahan and Amanda Lynn
AmandaLynn started playing and composing music at a very young age and was classically trained in voice, piano, and woodwinds. Later she turned to guitar and ukulele to continue her passion in song-writing.. She performs both solo and as duo with her father accompanying her on bass. Her music has been described as an acoustic mixture of indie and folk with some rock, pop, and tin-pan alley influences. She covers a wide variety of popular songs and has an ever-growing list of original compositions. With a diverse collection of instruments, AmandaLynn offers a raw, organic, and unique spin on the singer-songwriter genre. Her songs incorporate modern and vintage sounds, lyrics that ring with honesty, and a charm that leaves listeners smiling.
AmandaLynn performs regularly at a variety of venues and music festivals. She has been featured in magazines including A Distinctive Style, Ukulele Player Magazine, and was highlighted in the Tampa Bay Times. She has performed on both live TV and radio shows, while the ukulele has taken her to uke festivals around the country. She is a current endorsee of Lorpinzi Ukuleles and has performed at their booth during the 2009 Summer NAMM show. She has contributed to a compilation CD to benefit autistic children, Square Pegs and Round Holes, along with Greg Hawkes of The Cars and 60’s pop star Ian Whitcomb. AmandaLynn has had the honor of singing with the Jackson Symphony and performing at the 2010 graduation ceremony at the University of Tennessee. She has performed with Greg Hawkes, Julia Nunes, and two-time Grammy winners Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Along with being a performer and composer she has been an instructor for two years and presented workshops at festivals around the country.