Amanda Takemoto

Amanda lives with her teenage son in Sacramento where she works at the County’s Public Law Library. It was her son Patrick’s interest in the acoustic guitar that first exposed Amanda to the California Bluegrass Association. “It really was like coming home,” she said of her first Fathers Day Festival. Soon after the annual June event Amanda submitted a “hooked on bluegrass” story to the web team and that’s all it took to be recruited for a spot on the Welcome columnist team. So what’s a complete stranger to bluegrass going to be writing once a month on a bluegrass web site? Tune in each third Thursday of the month to find out.