A vibrant songwriter, Amanda Penecale has dug deep into the well of storytelling history as she's moved around the country to craft her particular blend of folk and country music. Her sound is built upon pure and honest vocals accompanied by acoustic guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. You can hear her love of bluegrass and country sneaking in as she sings of her experiences and collected stories. Born into a family who loves to turn up country radio, and growing up in the Philly area music scene, she started on classical piano as a child and transitioned to guitar in her teens. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design where she majored in Illustration and also pursued music and creative writing at Brown.
Amanda has independently released several solo projects since 2009 and has been fortunate to be able to share in the joy of song through spending time co-writing, attending jams, and opening for artists she admires. Her Nashville band, The Lost Sleep, released an EP in 2014 titled Fools Gold, and they continue to write music together. Amanda has found herself equally at home performing, writing, and as an illustrator and art teacher. She lives in Ottsville PA on a small organic 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”