New Video : Amanda Shires : When You Need a Train it Never Comes

Don’t be surprised if Amanda Shires looks familiar. You may have seen her playing fiddle in the Texas Playboys as a mere teen, or more recently onstage with Jason Isbell. Perhaps it was alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong (assuming anyone actually saw that film)? Or maybe, like me, you remember her draped over Justin Townes Earle on the cover of The Good Life.

Well, on May 3rd, Ms. Shires will be stepping to the forefront with the release of Carrying Lightning, her newest and most accomplished release. Lead single When You Need a Train It Never Comes is a beauty, and the kind of song Dolly Parton spoiled us with in the 70s. Throw in the fact that she’s a great devil on the fiddle (and none too hard on the eyes) and Amanda Shires figures to be this year’s breakout star from the old school ala Elizabeth Cook. She’ll be at SXSW serving as both the aforementioned Isbell’s hired gun, as well as full-blown solo artist. Definitely worth checking out.

Amanda Shires @ SXSW schedule
3/16, 6pm, G&S Lounge Outdoors, 2420 S. 1st St. (Unofficial Showcase)*
3/17, 11pm, Thirty Tigers Showcase at Swan Dive, 615 Red River St.#
3/19, 2:30pm, Amelia’s Vintage Store, 2213 S. 1st St. (Unofficial Showcase)*
3/19, 9pm, Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N. IH-35 (Official Showcase)*
*solo shows, #shows with Jason Isbell

  • Leslie Benton

    March 5, 2011 [ 11:34 am ]

    Congrats to a well deserving soul! Amanda, let your light shine girl!

  • Doug

    July 17, 2011 [ 11:57 pm ]

    An amazing artist destined for stardom.

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