Stooges in Jackson Mo 9/4/09 http://www.myspace.com/amandashiresrunning Amanda Shires is a fiddler, singer, songwriter and a decent human being. Watch for firecrackers, boot stompin', and other disruptions! She is a ThriftStoreCowboy, A Dirty Small, a Lovenote, and is currently working with her Band of Men and she will be coming to a town near you!
I remember sitting in an airport waiting for a plane and my drummer Kenney running up and saying theres a girl here you gotta hear and we walked up and there she was this beautiful girl with a fiddle standing by herself and smiling and playing and I said How about some Faded Love? and she played so pretty that Kenny and I missed our plane. America needs pizzicato.-Chris Isaak
"Amanda Shires leans back on her heels, bears down on her bow and evokes the spirit of Spade Cooley. With a voice that whispers Dolly and lyrics that scream Faulkner, this girl shines like a diamond, but she's pure Pearl." -Justin Townes Earle
West Cross Timbers is a charming marriage of classic folk and country forms to youthful originality. I trust that artists of Ms Shires' caliber will keep the tried but true heart of folk and country music beating into the next generation." --Slaid Cleaves
"If you don't like Amanda Shires... then you don't like America." -DeVotchKa
"Amanda Shires' voice, songs, and violin make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. In a good way. " -Will Kimbrough
fiddler and onstage sparkplugbaptized in panhandle winds-Tom Geddie Buddy Magazine
She makes a statement that shes standing on her own instrumentally and vocally. Shires will conjure smiles one moment, and in the next communicate loneliness with fiddle and bow.
-William Kerns Lubbock Avalanche Journal..
She certainly impressed a lot of UK music lovers with her fine fiddle work, expressive vocals and all-round charm and beauty.
-Alan Cackett Maverick Magazine
"this gal is one of the best kept secrets weve discovered" Bill Lavery -Village Records