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Amanda Shires
Phone (202) 333-7700
Price $10
Age Suitability 21 and up
Categories Rock Country

Amanda Shires

Wednesday, Jan 8 8:00p
Gypsy Sally's Washington, DC

In fact, Shires is just a down-to-earth, self-effacing West Texas gal currently residing in Nashville, working her tail off trying to find her niche in the music industry as an independent artist. In the recent Hollywood movie Country Strong, she played the fiddle player in the band backing Gwyneth Paltrow's fictional country superstar. In real life, Shires runs with a decidedly more left-of-mainstream-type crowd, including Jason Isbell (she sings and plays fiddle on the former Drive-By Trucker's… 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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