Amanda has been playing and composing music most of her life. She was born and raised in a rural Missouri town nestled between St. Louis and Memphis. The result is music influenced by rock, blues, jazz, folk, country, r&b, gospel, small towns, big dreams, and a hodge-podge of everything growing in the Mississippi River delta. After an undergraduate career spent mostly on the tennis courts and in painting studios of Southeast Missouri State University, Amanda landed in New Orleans to pursue a juris doctorate degree from Tulane Law School in the heart of musical and artistic creativity. It has been this city's authentic spirit of rebirth and creation that has given rise to Amanda's most recent musical endeavors. Her music revels in the notion of rising from ashes and reincarnating oneself with each life lesson. It is a collage of snapshots of pure emotion that come from living each day to the fullest. This is an overwhelming debut collection of work from one of New Orleans' most talented and emotional up and coming songwriters and performers.