Amanda Penner's voice and lyrics alter the very texture of your emotional experience and have touched listeners in intimate coffeeshops, all the way to larger festival stages. She takes inspiration from her experiences with mental illness and what she sees happening in the world in hopes to provide people with different perspectives on issues and how the people struggling with these issues are not alone.
Amanda Penner's folk songs are mainly derived from themes of climate action, human rights, and her struggles with mental illnesses. She has been nominated in the past two years for three Edmonton Music Awards. In 2018, The Rising Star Award and in 2019, the Rising Star Award and the People's Choice Award. She recently finished recording her first EP titled “Honey & Heartache”.
Penner has performed countless solo shows in a myriad of venues over the past few years including the Canmore Folk Festival this past summer, shared her music at multiple fundraisers, events & festivals, has frequented open mics, and has played with a full band. Her soulful voice has been compared to strong female artists such as Patty Griffin, Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchel and more. She crafts melodies that melt all anxieties and heart-numbing guardedness in the hopes that she can give her listeners the same respite from life's hardships that she found within the music of her favourite artists.
A hippie at heart and an old soul at just 17, Amanda Penner weaves together melancholy melodies and thought provoking lyrics to tell powerful stories that leave a lasting impression.
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