(Genre: Folk/Americana; Location: Houston, TX)
Internationally acclaimed, bilingual singer/songwriter Amanda Pascali was born in Queens, New York and is based in Houston, Texas. Amanda’s writing showcases her traditional influences, but she is no copy of anyone. As the daughter of an Eastern European refugee with Sicilian heritage, Amanda writes with a sincerity which shows us that home is truly where the heart is. Accompanied by her “family”, blood related or not, Amanda Pascali has released music and performed internationally, including packed houses in Italy, Romania, Norway, and the United States. Often referred to as a “young, female, and Italian Bob Dylan,” Amanda was driven from a young age to be a messenger of her family’s stories and diaspora. A voice for America’s millennial generation, she has championed for the rights of immigrants, working alongside Liz Sunde and her father, Noel Paul Stookey of the 60’s folk trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, as musician activist sponsored by their national nonprofit, Music to Life. Her music, now coined Immigrant American Folk, delivers a powerful narrative on being “too foreign for here, too foreign for home, and never enough for both.” Featured in a recent Accelerating Change House Concert.