A life between grey coastlines and ragged mountains gave Amanda Winterhalter a scope for the gothic Americana music she creates with her Seattle-based band. Joined by Geoff Larson on upright bass, Nick Drozdowicz on electric guitar, Rick Weber on drums, and Ed Brooks on pedal steel, the band showcases an arcing sound that weaves together threads of 1960s girl group AM pop, gritty indie Americana, and blues-tinged southern rock. Their diverse range informs a new Americana that connects with the heart and mind as quickly as the ears.
After her 2016 debut, Olea, the band released their second LP, What’s This Death on October 4, 2019. Glide Magazine calls it “A courageous work of the aching soul that is equally stunning and thought-provoking. Winterhalter showcases head-turning vocals that makes for a fascinating Adele meets Wanda Jackson vocal stew.”
“One breath and Amanda Winterhalter’s voice stays with you. One whisper and you lean in to know more.” – Artist Home
“The soul-baring album, rife with croony belting and intricate guitar playing, is an exploration of the concept of death — with a specifically PNW bend.” – Dan’s Tunes
“Amanda’s ability and inspiration in recent years have gone wild, making her . . . an amazing musician to behold live. Equal parts 60s Nasvhille country and indie influence result in songs that uplift and mystify.” Nada Mucho
“Get ready to add another name to the list of super talented female singers in Seattle . . . upon first listen we were hooked on her delicate yet powerful vocals . . . the fantastic backing band she’s assembled has the uncanny ability to seemingly read her mind, creating the perfect foundation to let her voice be heard.” – Northwest Music Scene