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I had the great pleasure of seeing Amanda Shaw for the first time when she was 11 years old, she was playing inside a music store in New Orleans and almost set off the alarms with her fiery Cajun fiddle. Eight years later she has released in my opinion one of 2010's best CD's mixing her traditional Cajun sounds with country, blues and even a bit of soul. The CD begins with the title track which Amanda describes as a tribute to what she values most: good music, good food, and good life. Amanda discovers the blues on a perfect rendition of Sam Cook's "That's it I Quit" and pours on some southern soul with one of the CD's catchiest tracks "One Night Stand". "The Meeks Maids Reel" instrumental combines the sounds of Ireland with the Crescent City and will fill every dance floor between the two. "Get Fiddler" a Jefferson Starship track showcases Amanda's pure raw energy of her Cajun fiddle. This CD is bound to let the rest of the world know what New Orleans has known for several years that Amanda Shaw is a dynamite performer and her fiddle, voice and musical personality will capture your heart. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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