Live Review

Amanda Shires at Duling Hall (Jackson, MS - August 31, 2014)

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I've seen Amanda a few times where she stuck mostly to the uke for the whole show, and I felt a little disappointed. But, man, when she pulls the fiddle out, it's a treat. Don't get me wrong -- she does a killer job just singing her songs. She could sing them a capella and I'd be fine, her voice is so uniquely haunting. She's a talented gal, and I hope she gets her due with one of these albums she puts out. The last one was so good.

i'm going to agree with kim on this - she first came to my attention as a fiddle player and i've even heard her do some Cajun tunes and was wowed - i think i remember hearing she grew up as a fiddle player and she is fantastic -

one of the other things that wows me now is her songwriting - there are times she is 49 going on 29 - a great talent that it will be fun to see as she matures even more and develops - 

yes the latest disc is hauntingly beautiful