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Amanda Shires
Phone (612) 276-6523
Price $8
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Category Country
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Amanda Shires

Saturday, Sep 7, 2013 11:00p

Amanda Shires was born and raised in Lubbock and Mineral Wells, TX. At the age of ten, smitten by the sight of a green and orange pawn shop fiddle, Amanda quickly became obsessed with the instrument and the sounds of western swing and country fiddle. Tutored by Lanny Fiel, she joined his Ranch Dance Fiddle Band, and while attending Lubbock High School also performed in school, city and regional orchestras and symphonies. At sixteen Shires began performing with Tommy Allsup and the legendary Texas… Show more

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"Let's not give away what all the songs are about," requests Amanda Shires via email — shortly after an hour-long interview discussing exactly that. "I think I prefer for the listener to decide for themselves what stuff means, because I always hate it when I think a song is about a horse, and then it turns out to be a damn trip to France …" And so, by artist request, there will be no handy track-by-track cheat sheet for Shires' new Carrying Lightning....
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