Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Texas-born singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires performs as a solo artist, and as an occasional member of Jason Isbell's 400 Unit. She began playing the violin at age 10; performed with the Texas Playboys in her teens and released her debut solo album, Being Brave, in her early twenties. In 2013 Shires married fellow musician, Jason Isbell, and released her fifth album, Down Fell the Doves.

Biography

Texas-born singer, songwriter and violinist Amanda Shires performs as a solo artist, and as an occasional member of Jason Isbell's 400 Unit.  She began playing the violin at age 10; performed with the Texas Playboys in her teens and released her debut solo album, Being Brave, in her early twenties. In 2013 Shires married fellow musician,  Jason Isbell, and released her fifth album, Down Fell the Doves. 


Discography

Down Fell The Doves (2013)
Carrying Lightning (2011)
West Cross Timbers (2009)
Sew Your Heart With Wires (2009, with Rod Picott)
Being Brave (2005)

Other appearances:
Sweeten the Distance (2011) - Neal Casal
"Nothing' Gonna Change The Way You Feel About Me Now" - Justin Townes Earle
"Light Fighter", "The Great American Desert", "Nowhere with You", "Lay Low While Crawling or Creeping" - Thrift Store Cowboys
"Here We Rest" - Jason Isbell
Southeastern - Jason Isbell
"Welding Burns" - Rod Picott
"Agnostic Hyms" - Todd Snider
"Oh Be Joyful" - Shovels and Rope
"Mutt" - Cory Branan