Born in the Texas hill country with a rich musical heritage on both sides of her family, music is definitely in the blood for Amanda Mora. Her self-produced debut album, The Ribbon, explores an impressive range of influences with a lyrical and musical sensibility that ignites the imagination and assumes the listener’s intelligence. The tracks are popping with a colorful mix of acoustic textures, masterfully performed by some of Austin’s finest musicians and topped off with the clever and poignant words of a young songwriter with and old soul.
Since the release of her debut, Amanda has toured extensively through the US and Europe, been featured on radio stations from Martha’s Vineyard to Los Angles, was selected as a finalist in the 2009 Mountain Stage New Folk Contest, and has shared the stage with many of her musical heroes, including Alejandro Escovedo and Eliza Gilkyson.
In 2010/2011, Amanda Mora helped spearhead a visionary, zero emissions, bicycle/music tour across 6,000 miles and 12 countries of Western Europe. She worked as tour organizer, public relations agent, and performed as one of five headlining bands of the tour at some of Europe’s largest festivals as well as self organized, grassroots community events. The tour was collectively known as The Pleasant Revolution and featured an audience-driven bicycle powered PA system, a “Live! on Bike” sound system for mobile amplified and FM-broadcast performance.
Amanda Mora is currently back in Texas, completing her second studio record, set to be released in October 2012.
You can visit her website at www.myspace.com/amandamora