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Years Active: c.1997–present

Amanda Shires was born and raised in Lubbock and Mineral Wells, TX. At the age of ten, smitten by the sight of a green and orange pawn shop fiddle, Amanda quickly became obsessed with the instrument and the sounds of western swing and country fiddle.

Tutored by Lanny Fiel, she joined his Ranch Dance Fiddle Band, and while attending Lubbock High School also performed in school, city and regional orchestras and symphonies. At sixteen Shires began performing with Tommy Allsup and the legendary Texas Playboys.

Following graduation from high school Amanda enrolled at South Plains College School of Music in nearby Levelland. Her studies continued at Texas Tech University, where, during 2004, she graduated with a degree in Geography.

At South Plains she became a founding member of the Thrift Store Cowboys, an alt-country band with an energetic and youthful edge. Along with Daniel Fluitt and a ranch raised kid from Fluvanna - Colt Miller , the band garnered rave reviews for it's often raucous live sets and released 4 albums of dust covered West Texas Indie rock that earned them a loyal college audience, a best seller award from Miles of Music and Amanda’s “Sidewalk Song” has recently been featured on NPR's All Songs Considered.

Shires recorded and released her debut solo album “Being Brave” with studio assistance from Fiel, Kenny Maines, Andy Wilkinson and Alan Munde, plus Colt and Daniel from the TSC. The set included several traditional tunes, plus the much covered Fred Rose composition “Low And Lonely” and four of her own songs.

During the Spring of 2006, Amanda was spotted performing at the annual SXSW Music Conference in Austin by Nashville based singer/songwriter Rod Picott, and they began working as a duo soon afterwards.

She toured the U.K. and Europe with Picott in the Fall of that year, and they returned two years later to launch their delectable debut set as a duo “Sew Your Heart With Wires.” A ten song collection, Shires and Picott co-wrote all the material.

It’s worth mentioning that Amanda’s song publishing company is called, Little Lambs Eat Ivy.Her sophomore solo release, the intriguingly titled “West Cross Timbers” was recorded in Nashville and co-produced with Rod Picott and David Henry.

Released at the close of 2008, the eleven song collection featured eight Shires’ penned originals and “Keep Them Dogs From Barkin’” co-written with Fiel, plus a cover of Picott’s “Angels And Acrobats,” and the collection closed with the 1920’s pop hit “Whispering.

” Cd Baby honored "West Cross Timbers" with a 4 star review. Bill Lavery of Village records states “this gal is one of the best kept secrets we’ve discovered.”Amanda has performed on concert stages with Billy Joe Shaver, Gary P Nunn, Old 97s, Ian Moore, Blue October, The Flatlanders, BUzz, Cason, The Rowan Brothers, Andy Wilkinson, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, Devotchka, Justin Townes Earle, and many more.

Musically speaking the world is her oyster, and she is a perfect pearl. Amanda is currently touring in support of the duo cd "Sew Your Heart With Wires" as well as her solo cd "West Cross Timbers".

Amanda Shires performs country, folk, singer-songwriter music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Amanda Shires for your event is $10,000 - $30,000. Amanda Shires has more than 28.9K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are   . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amanda Shires for an upcoming event.

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