Tag Archives: Amanda Shires

Record Store Day announces 2017 Black Friday exclusives

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

RSD Black Friday 2017 titles include the first-ever North American vinyl pressing of Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon,’ a 40th anniversary edition of Richard Hell & The Voidoid’s ‘Blank Generation,’ Tori Amos’ hair metal band Y Kant Tori Read and more.

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The Auspicious Future and Gloriously Melancholy Past of Americana Rock at Lincoln Center

Source: New York Music Daily

For the last several years, the Americana Music Association has partnered to book the closing night of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Yesterday’s festivities began with multi-instrumentalist Amanda Shires and her similarly brilliant band and closed soaringly and bittersweetly with the unselfconsciously gorgeous harmonies of the Jayhawks. There were other acts throughout the day, some of them rambunctious, one of them absolutely putrid, but if these two are the foundation and future of Americana, New York’s default listening music is in good hands.

Shires doesn’t exactly play violin like your typical Americana fiddler. From song to song, she’d fire ...

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Jayhawks, Bonnie Raitt & more playing free Americana Fest NYC this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

It’s the finale for this year’s Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival, and it also features a tribute to Chuck Berry, Memphis soul legened Don Berry, Amanda Shires, roots supergroup Traveller, and more. And it’s free.

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Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires honored Gregg Allman at the Beacon (pics, videos, setlist)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Allman sadly passed away earlier this year, and the Beacon was The Allman Brothers Band’s home in NYC before they called it quits in 2014. To kick off his 3-night run at that venue, Jason Isbell and his wife/bandmate Amanda Shires played two Allmans tunes…

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Okkervil River, Joyce Manor, Will Sheff, Lady Lamb & more on new Valentines Day comps (listen)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Lady Lamb, Joyce Manor, Ladyhawke, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, Lucero’s Ben Nichols, Xenia Rubinos, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Tacocat, Surfer Blood, Nikki Lane and many more have contributed to two new Valentines Day playlists for Amazon Music…

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Amanda Shires released ‘My Piece of Land,’ expands tour (LP stream, dates)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Alt-country singer/violinist/guitarist Amanda Shires releases her new album, My Piece of Land, today. It features her husband/frequent collaborator Jason Isbell and was produced by Dave Cobb, who’s also done Isbell’s last two albums and other recent highlights of crossover-country like Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller

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Amanda Shires Brings Her Thoughtful, Vivid Nocturnes to SoHo

Source: New York Music Daily

Amanda Shires was already an established presence on the Americana circuit before she met Jason Isbell. No doubt that connection has given her career an extra boost, but she’s been a first-rate fiddler and a distinctive songwriter since the early zeros. Her latest album, My Piece of Land – streamng at NPR– is Shires’ shout-out to her Texas roots and the red dirt music that she grew up with. The songs are sparse, most of them on the slow and pensive side, building a dusky, mysterious ambience with lingering electric and acoustic guitars, washes of steel, acoustic bass ...

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Amanda Shires touring with Ryan Adams, including Central Park & the Cap

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

We recently highlighted alt-country violinist/guitarist/singer Amanda Shires, who often collaborates with Jason Isbell (and is married to him), ahead of her set at Stagecoach Festival. She has tons of dates coming up at the moment…

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listen to episode 6 of BrooklynVegan’s “Spotify In Residence” show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

On the sixth episode of our Spotify “In Residence” show, we talk about the legacy of Prince and The Grateful Dead, we offer Kanye West an idea for a mobile app, plus a whole lot of Canada and lots more.

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Stagecoach Fest Sunday pics (Amanda Shires, Midland, William Elliot Whitmore, Marshall Tucker Band & more)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Day 3 of the Coachella Country Music Festival.

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13 artists to see at Stagecoach Music Fest this weekend

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Chris Stapleton, Lucero, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Billy Joe Shaver, John Fogerty, Amanda Shires & more highlights on this weekend’s country music festival Stagecoach.

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Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires cover “Born in The U.S.A.” for Springsteen tribute album

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Riding on the heels of this weekend’s patriotic festivities, singer-songwriter favorites Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires have released their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” appearing as the title track for an upcoming song by song tribute to … Continued

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Amanda Shires @ Milkboy.

Source: Jump Philly

Text and images by Kyle Bagenstose. Amanda Shires is like your aunt at the holiday party. No, not the weird older one who waddles up to you with bulging eyes and asks if you’re still dating that person you broke up with eight years ago. No, she’s the other one: the cool young one who […]

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Recap: Amanda Shires @ Milkboy

Source: The Swollen Fox

Amanda Shires @ Milkboy, 1.9.14

All photos and words by Wendy McCardle

Here’s a little nugget of psychology I learned long ago as a photography student at Tyler School of Art: when photographers look to other human beings as the subject of their work, it has been theorized that their choice is based on a characteristic or ability which the subject possesses and the photographer wishes she had herself.

I suppose that is why I chose musicians as my subject—because of my own secret (and totally absurd) rockstar fantasies. And I would have gladly sold my soul, along with all my camera gear, to the ...

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Preview: Amanda Shires @ Milkboy

Source: The Swollen Fox

Amanda Shires by Joshua Black Wilkins

Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins

Dark and deceptively pretty will be the name of the game this Thursday night as alt-country chanteuse Amanda Shires takes the stage at Milkboy with opening support from Philly’s own August John Lutz II and Chelsea Mitchell.

Currently on tour in support of her fourth album, Down Fell The Doves, the self-described “singing, songwriting, fiddle-playing damn Texan” is a master storyteller with a gritty, yet ingenuous songwriting style reminiscent of Tom Waits or Leonard Cohen. She slides gracefully between Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams on the vocal spectrum, at times conjuring Jolene-era Dolly Parton. With ...

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Just announced: WXPN Welcomes Amanda Shires to Milkboy on January 9th

Source: The Key (WXPN)

Photo courtesy of the artist.http://amandashiresmusic.com/

Photo courtesy of the artist.http://amandashiresmusic.com/

Just announced: XPN Welcomes singer-songwriter Amanda Shires to Milkboy on Thursday, January 9th. Tickets are on sale here. Shires released the excellent Down Fell The Doves this past Summer, and we recently saw her in concert in Philly with her husband Jason Isbell (who himself just announced a show at Union Transfer on 1/29). Working with her husband, Shires’ album is a collection of well crafted Americana from the talented fiddler. Opening for Shires is August John Lutz II (of Levee Drivers) and Chelsea Mitchell. Listen to a few songs from Amanda’s album below.

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