Amanda Shires - West Cross Timbers
  • 1. Upon Hearing Violins
  • 2. Unwanted Things
  • 3. I Kept Watch Like Doves
  • 4. Put Me To Bed
  • 5. Mineral Wells
  • 6, Angels and Acrobats
  • 7. Rings and Chains
  • 8. Days in Blankets
  • 9.Keep them Dog From Barkin'
  • 10. Mariann Leola
  • 11. Whispering
  • 1. Upon Hearing Violins
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:05) [7.05 MB]
  • 2. Unwanted Things
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (02:48) [6.42 MB]
  • 3. I Kept Watch Like Doves
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:59) [6.83 MB]
  • 4. Put Me To Bed
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:49) [11.04 MB]
  • 5. Mineral Wells
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:52) [8.86 MB]
  • 6, Angels and Acrobats
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:45) [6.28 MB]
  • 7. Rings and Chains
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:18) [9.85 MB]
  • 8. Days in Blankets
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:53) [8.91 MB]
  • 9.Keep them Dog From Barkin'
    Genre: Americana
  • 10. Mariann Leola
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:35) [10.51 MB]
  • 11. Whispering
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:00) [6.86 MB]
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Biography
Amanda At A Glance

-Member of the Texas Playboys with Tommy Allsup (Buddy Holly &The Crickets)
-Member of the Thrift Store Cowboys 2009 - present
-Sidewalk Song" featured on NPR's All Things Considered
-Best Seller Award Miles of Music
-Western swing and country fiddle training by Frankie
-McWhorter (Texas Playboy) Lanny Fiel & Bob Boatright
-Gibson Guitar Company breakout act 2009

Not to mention she plays the ukulele darn well, a trainer of Scottish Squirrels & Maine Chickadees, Pin Magnet Smith and keeper of Holly Hoo Hoo


KIND WORDS

"Amanda Shires leans back on her heels, bears down on her bow and evokes the spirit of Spade Cooley. With a voice that whispers Dolly and lyrics that scream Faulkner, this girl shines like a diamond, but she's pure Pearl." --
Justin Townes Earle


West Cross Timbers is a charming marriage of classic folk and country forms to youthful originality. I trust that artists of Ms Shires' caliber will keep the tried but true heart of folk and country music beating into the next generation."

--Slaid Cleaves

"Amanda Shires is an extremely talented young lady who has her own instantly recognizable style of playing and singing, and onstage she's impossible to ignore." -Jason Isbell (Drive-By-Truckers)

"If you don't like Amanda Shires... then you don't like America."
--Shawn King, DeVotchKa

"I remember sitting in an airport waiting for a plane and my drummer Kenney running up and saying 'there's a girl here you gotta hear' and we walked up and there she was this beautiful girl with a fiddle standing by herself and smiling and playing and I said 'How about some Faded Love?' and she played so pretty that Kenny and I missed our plane. America needs pizzicato."-
Chris Isaak

"Amanda Shires' voice, songs and violin make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. In a good way."--Will Kimbrough

"It's those soft-yet-strong pipes of hers that make people sit up and pay attention when she sings"--No Depression

" "She is a fiddling maestro...At times her energetic, jittery vocals and eccentric lyrical subjects mark her out as a young female heir to the godfather of strange, Mr Tom Waits. In her more conventional moments Shires sounds like the weird young niece of Dolly Parton."--Americana UK

Amanda is a singer and fiddler with western-swing roots who has moved from Texas to Music City. Hersweet country vibrato and the steel-and-fiddle production have earned this track airplay on WSM. It comes from a lovely little CD titled West Cross Timbers. Recommended."--Robert k Oermann, Music row

"She certainly impressed a lot of UK music lovers with her fine fiddle work, expressive vocals and all-round charm."--Maverick

"It was her years playing with the Thrift Store Cowboys that really expanded her musical horizons and pointed her in the general direction of where she is now...she fit right in, adding her violin and occasional harmony vocals to the band's atmospheric Americana -- a moody, twilit sound not unlike the one that haunts "Mineral Wells" and other West Cross standouts like "Mariann Leola" and "Unwanted Things."--Texas Music Magazine spotlight

West Cross Timbers produced by Amanda Shires, David Henry and Rod Picott
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  • Members:
    Amanda Shires Fiddle, vocals and baritone ukulele, David Henry - cello, pianos, organ, Rod Picott - guitars, Paul Slivka - Bass, Steve Byam - pedal stell, Rich Mallow - drums and chain
  • Sounds Like:
    Kitty Wells & Bob Wills had a baby and Iris Dement was their babysitter
  • Influences:
    Tom T. Hall, Lubbock,TX, Octavio Paz, Tumbleweeds, Grapefruit, Lttle Baby Ducks, Dust Storms, Eck Robertson, real light.
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    10/10/09
  • Profile Last Updated:
    10/18/19 12:45:51
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