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As Seen On, Altsounds.com, July 12, 2012:

Boston Singer-Songwriter Sierra West Releases New EP 'Hold Your Fire' with a Special release show at Club Passim on August 14

Those Who Give Donations to Non-Profit Organizations Helping Hands and Right Turn That Night Will Receive Free EP.

Emerging folk-rock singer/songwriter Sierra West is gearing up for the official release of her second EP, Hold Your Fire, and celebrating with a show at one of Boston's most respected music venues, Club Passim (formerly Club 47), on August 14, 2012 at 8 p.m. Lloyd Thayer, who also featured on Sierra's previous EP 'Rocks,' will open the evening.

Sierra's approach to performing is to create an intimate environment in which to communicate with her audience. Her performing history includes a month-long tour in the Midwest, playing restaurants, bars, coffee houses, colleges, and two tours in Northern California, including a ten- gig trip through the Santa Cruz-Monterey region that grew out of a single house concert.

Hold Your Fire, produced by drummer/producer Lorne Entress at Signature Sounds studio in

Connecticut, includes the plaintive and heartfelt 'It's About Time,' which is currently playing on the Massachusetts R&R charts. Three of the five songs on the EP were penned by Sierra at one of the "Writing It Up In The Garden” artist retreats hosted several times a year by Nerissa Nields, a member of the folk band The Nields.

The singer performs regularly to raise money for Right Turn, an innovative, Arlington, Mass. based program that offers intensive outpatient and residential treatment services in a uniquely creative environment and Helping Hands, the only non-profit organization in the world that raises and trains capuchin monkeys to provide in home assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments, inspiring the name of Sierra's publishing company, 21 Monkeys Music.

Representatives from both Right Turn and Helping Hands will be present at the show, and guests who make donations to the organizations will receive a free download card of Hold Your Fire.

Event Recap:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 8 p.m. - Club Passim - 47 Palmer Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 -Tickets: $12 - Ages 18+

For the latest news and music from Sierra, visit www.sierrarocks.com.