Inspired by the ghosts of long-gone campfires and the mother church of Americana, Amanda Penecale shares her naturalistic sound through voice, harmonica, and guitar. Her work conjures the feeling of rainy dew on cobwebs and an honest cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. Penecale ties the growing pains of modern consciousness to the simple joys of life with her lilting alto. As a writer she is inspired by the craft of storytelling found in companionship, daily experiences, and the natural world around us.
Amanda has independently released several solo projects since her first EP in 2009, and has been fortunate to be able to share in the joy of song through co-writing, attending jams, and playing shows with artists she greatly admires. She spent 4 years living in Nashville working on her songwriting craft and has returned home to Bucks County, Pa. Her band, The Lost Sleep, released an EP in 2014 titled Fools Gold, and they continue to write together long distance. She is also an active member of the Philadelphia Song Circle.
Amanda has twice earned recognition for her writing as a finalist for the Philadelphia Songwriters Project. Her song Left Alone with You, co-written with Craig Lackey, was a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition.
Amanda has found herself equally at home performing, writing, and as a painter and art teacher. She lives in Ottsville PA on a small family farm where she enjoys spending time with her dog and family.
"Penecale sings her original songs in a crystal clear voice that lacks the shyness that is often found in a lot of singer/songwriters. Enjoyable music no matter what your preferred genre.”
-The indie Music Review
[Time and Tide] is kind of in the brand of Natalie Merchant with darker, more brooding overtones, a la Sarah McLaughlin. -NineBullets.net
“”There are few people who can tell stories in song, yet newcomer Amanda Penecale is one of them. Her words and music echo a sweet and sad sentiment of memories, emotions and reflections.”" -Lindsey Borders, Guitar Girl Magazine”