Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter violinist Amanda Shires debuts a new song, “Deciphering Dreams” today. Listen/share the track HERE.
Additionally, Shires announces a run of tour dates across North America, which kicks off this evening in Jackson, MS with further stops in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Houston, Seattle, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Brooklyn and more. See below for complete touring details. Visit http://amandashiresmusic.com/ for tickets and further information.
The band features lead vocalist Shires on violin and tenor guitar, Paul Griffith on drums, Peter Levin on keys, Seth Plemmons and Zach Setchfield on guitars and Macey Taylor on bass.
Shires is a part of acclaimed country music supergroup The Highwomen, alongside Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Maren Morris. The collective’s critically acclaimed self-titled album debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart with over 34,000 equivalent units sold. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, the album was released last fall via Low Country Sound/Elektra Records and continues to receive overwhelming critical praise.
In 2018, Shires released her fifth album, To The Sunset. The Texas-born road warrior, new mom, and minted MFA in creative writing mined a range of musical influences to reveal an Amanda Shires many didn’t know existed. Distorted electric guitars, effects pedals, swirling keys and synths, and syncopated beats certainly suit Shires’ visceral songcraft and lilting soprano.
She has been on tour with her band and her husband Jason Isbell‘s 400 Unit and won the Americana Association‘s 2017 Emerging Artist award – all while nurturing a toddler.
|February 7||Jackson, MS||Duling Hall*|
|February 8||Birmingham, AL||Saturn*|
|February 9||Atlanta, GA||Variety Playhouse*|
|February 11||Asheville, NC||The Orange Peel*|
|February 12||Louisville, KY||Headliners Music Hall*|
|February 15||Charlottesville, VA||Jefferson Theater*|
|February 16||Washington, DC||Sixth & I Historic Synagogue*|
|February 27||Houston, TX||The Heights Theater*|
|February 28||Austin, TX||Antone’s*|
|March 1||Lubbock, TX||Cactus Theater*|
|March 2||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater*|
|March 4||Salt Lake City, UT||The State Room*|
|March 6||Billings, MT||Pub Station*|
|March 7||Missoula, MT||Top Hat Lounge*|
|March 8||Seattle, WA||The Crocodile*|
|March 10||Portland, OR||Aladdin Theater*|
|March 11||Vancouver, BC||Rio Theatre*|
|March 13||San Francisco, CA||Slim’s*|
|March 14||Los Angeles, CA||Troubadour*|
|March 15||San Diego, CA||Belly Up Tavern*|
|March 17||Phoenix, AZ||Musical Instrument Museum|
|March 20||Dallas, TX||The Kessler Theater*|
|March 21||Oklahoma City, OK||Tower Theatre*|
|March 22||Little Rock, AR||The Rev Room*|
|April 14||Philadelphia, PA||World Cafe Live|
|April 15||Rocky Mount, VA||Harvester Performance Center|
|April 17||Toronto, ON||Horseshoe Tavern|
|April 18||Homer, NY||Center for the Arts of Homer|
|April 19||Brooklyn, NY||Music Hall of Williamsburg|
|April 21||Ann Arbor, MI||The Ark|
|April 22||Evanston, IL||Space|
|April 24||Maquoketa, IA||Codfish Hollow Barnstormers|
|April 25||Madison, WI||Majestic Theatre|
|April 26||St. Paul, MN||Turf Club|
|April 28||Kansas City, MO||Knuckleheads Saloon|
|April 29||St Louis, MO||Off Broadway|
|April 30||Indianapolis, IN||Hi-Fi|
*with L.A. EDWARDS