Sunday, August 25, 2013

Devastate Amanda Shires



Its hard for many artists to recreate the success of an album, but Amanda Shires latest, Down Fell the Doves, more than lives up to her 2011 release, Carrying Lightning. With her signature fiddle solos and her haunting lyrics, Amanda shines as a very original and unique artist. The first single from the album is 'Devastate' (above).

Now based in Nashville, Shires began playing fiddle at age ten in Texas.  By 15, she had joined the Texas Playboys, former backing band of western swing pioneer Bob Wills.


More recently she has toured and recorded with Shovels & Rope, Todd Snider and Justin Townes Earle. MORE HERE & HERE

NPR recently featured Shires and her husband, Jason Isbell, performing songs from her latest album on West Virginia's famous Mountain Stage. Its HERE

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