Amanda Lynne is an up-and-coming power vocalist in the Baltimore/DC music scene. A relative newcomer to the industry, Amanda has performed both original and cover material with several groups in the local jam community, most recently The Ron Holloway Band, and was invited to sing the national anthem at Madison Square Garden in 2015 and at Camden Yards in 2016. Her commanding vocal presence and ability to communicate with audiences make her at ease performing many genres of music, although she connects most with the blues. Her influences span from Etta James and Janis Joplin to more contemporary powerhouses Amy Winehouse and Beth Hart, to name only a few!
Today, Amanda puts most of her efforts into writing new material and performing acoustic shows in and around the Baltimore area. She has high hopes for 2017 with a focus on putting a band together in order to record and perform the material she has been working on so diligently. Having personally had the pleasure of seeing her perform on multiple occasions, I am incredibly excited to see what Amanda has in store for us. When I last spoke with her, she told me that 2017 is the year. I have absolutely no reason to doubt that this is the case.
Amanda released her single, “Charm City Blues,” in December 2015, following and inspired by the riots of the previous spring. As a Baltimore native, the Freddie Gray riots hit her especially close to home. As she watched parts of her hometown crumbling at the hands of its own people, “Charm City Blues” poured straight from her soul and into this impassioned song, which also aptly highlights her vocal prowess. Check it out below, and click HERE to purchase the song on iTunes. You can also learn more about Amanda and her upcoming shows at www.amandalynnevocals.com.