Artist of The Day: Amanda Shires

posted by Cassie Betten on 08/01/2018

Thursday August 2nd: AMANDA SHIRES

Texas-born violinist and singer/songwriter Amanda Shires makes heartfelt country and folk-influenced music as both a solo artist and as a member of her husband Jason Isbell's band the 400 Unit. A native of Lubbock, Texas, Shires began playing violin around age ten, and by her teens was performing with former Bob Wills backing ensemble the Texas Playboys.

Her latest release “To The Sunset” features Shires' bright, electric voice and reality-filled lyrics illustrating the power of women pursuing their own impulses, desires, and ambitions.

Allmusic

Shires stopped by the WYCE studio in 2014:

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