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About Amanda Shires

One of the most celebrated figures to rise from the Americana community in the 2010s and '20s, Amanda Shires first earned a reputation as a world-class fiddler before was recognized as a gifted, imaginative vocalist and songwriter. Shires has contributed to projects with artists as diverse as Beck, John Prine, Blackberry Smoke, and Todd Snider, and she's a key member of Jason Isbell's band the 400 Unit as well as the all-female Americana supergroup the Highwomen. She's also pursued a successful solo career that's allowed her to explore her own diverse musical and lyrical ideas, from the alt country-influenced Carrying Lightning (2011) to the genre-spanning rock and pop showcase To the Sunset (2018). Shires' very adaptable talent also makes room for vintage soul sounds, '60s-influenced pop, moody indie rock, and noisy goth-influenced epics, as on her ambitious 2022 LP Take It Like a Man.

Lubbock, TX, United States of America
March 5, 1982