•January 9, 2013 • Leave a Comment
This is my first post of 2013, and actually my first post in months. Like everyone else I’ve been reflecting on the past year and focusing on how to make this one even better. I’ve always been a very goal-oriented person, but have never taken that extra step to write them down or create a vision board or anything like that. I make to-do lists like it’s no one’s business, but that’s not quite the same thing. So this year I’ve taken the time to write out a few daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. Some of these things I already do, but I wrote them down as a reminder of how important they are. Everyone can use a reminder sometimes. I know I sure can. So here they are… In no particular order… A mixture of personal, career, social and spiritual goals. Feel free to comment and share yours. Happy New Year!
Look for employment as a musician
Play an instrument for an hour
Sing a song
Find something to be thankful for
Tell someone I love that I love them
Go see a live show
Try a new recipe
Learn a new cover song
Take a photo worth printing
Learn something new
Listen to a different artist’s catalogue
Try something new
Read a book
Reach out to a friend I’ve lost touch with
Make an improvement on my house
Make a photo album
Do something remarkable
•August 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Today marks one year since my debut EP Me Without You was released! I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Good thing I’m working on another one. Thank you to all of my friends, family and fans for the support. To celebrate, I’m giving away the entire record for free today! Please pass the link below along to your fellow music lovers.
•June 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Rick Saunders wrote up a really awesome review of Me Without You, and I answered a few questions for him. Check it out, and spend some time on his really great blog, DEEP BLUES.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW/INTERVIEW
“It’s smart, strong, well-crafted soul/country/city/blues without artifice. Broadway has a muscular yet open sound (the gal can straight howl!) that is influenced by the blues-infected ladies and soul men that came before but she manages to stomp firmly between good hard blues and country with none of the cloying, soulless, overwrought, painfully melismatic American Idol-esque faux-passion one might expect from a modern Nashvillian, nor does she sound like any of the new crop of well-dressed soul retroteers.”
•March 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Peter “The Blewzzman” Lauro, blues editor for mary4music.com, wrote up a very kind review of my EP Me Without You.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW
“Musically and lyrically there’s no doubt as to which genre of music “Me Without You” falls into because it’s all about the blues. On the other hand, like several other young, female, contemporary blues artists, Amanda’s vocal style would compliment songs of many genres.
As she belts out the opening and title track – “Me Without You” – graceful, soulful, powerful, and range defying are just several descriptions that come to mind concerning Amanda’s vocal technique.”
•February 22, 2012 • Leave a Comment
My website is live! Finally! There was a bit of delay and difficulty fiddling around with ‘do it yourself’ website builders.. and a lot of frustration. So, instead, my friend Tyler Stenson built me one and it looks pretty awesome if I do say so myself! Not only does he do great design work — Tyler is a very talented singer-songwriter based in Portland, Oregon. He lived in Nashville for about a year, during which I frequently sang background vocals for him at shows. I also recorded bgvs on his latest EP, Long Before the Wheel.
After you’re done enjoying Tyler’s music and portfolio… don’t forget to head on over to www.amandabroadway.com and take a look around! You can listen to my album (full songs, not samples), check out pictures and videos, sign up for my mailing list, and keep up with the latest news. I’ll still be blogging here on WordPress too of course.
Check it out and please pass it on!
•January 25, 2012 • Leave a Comment
This article from the Huffington Post has been making its rounds on facebook and I couldn’t help but share.
What’s Your Blues Name? Mine is Fat Liver McGee! Haha! Check out the chart below to see what your blues name is:
•January 17, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Back in October I filmed for an episode of Balcony TV Nashville at the Hard Rock Cafe. It was a gorgeous day, and a lot of fun! Thanks to Shane Lamb for accompanying me. After my performance there’s a quick interview. Check out the video and pass it along!