New Releases For May 3, 2011

Amanda Shires
Carrying Lightning

Amanda Shires - Carrying Lightning

Much like Neko Case's Blacklisted and Lucinda Williams' Happy Woman Blues, Carrying Lightning is the work of an artist gaining control of her considerable talents and funneling them into a cohesive whole. From playing fiddle in the Texas Playboys at the precocious age of 15 to playing with Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong just this year, Shires displays the kind of talent that has garnered her praise and support from artists like Justin Townes Earle, DeVotchKa and Jason Isbell.

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"Swimmer, Dreams Don't Keep"


  1. 1. Swimmer, Dreams Don't Keep
  2. 2. Ghostbird
  3. 3. When You Need A Train It Never Comes
  4. 4. She Let Go Of Her Kite
  5. 5. Love Be A Bird
  6. 6. Shake The Walls
  7. 7. Detroit Or Buffalo
  8. 8. Slow Gin
  9. 9. Kudzu
  10. 10. Bees In The Shed
  11. 11. Lovesick I Remain
  12. 12. Swmmer, Dreams Don't Keep (Instrumental)

Upcoming Tour Dates

  • Mar 31
    Tupelo, MS, US Amanda Shires at BancorpSouth Arena
  • Apr 11
    Lockhart, TX, US Old Settler's Music Festival 2019
  • Apr 11
    Dale, TX, US Brandi Carlile with Del McCoury Band, Galactic, Hayes Carll, and 12 moreā€¦ at Old Settlers Music Fest
  • Jun 14
    Houston, TX, US Josh Ritter with Amanda Shires at The Heights
  • Jun 15
    Austin, TX, US Josh Ritter with Amanda Shires at Paramount Theatre
  • Aug 02
    Portland, OR, US John Prine with Amanda Shires at Oregon Zoo
  • Sep 21
    New York, NY, US Josh Ritter with Amanda Shires at Beacon Theatre
  • Sep 26
    Durham, NC, US Josh Ritter with Amanda Shires at Carolina Theatre Durham
  • Sep 27
    Asheville, NC, US Josh Ritter with Amanda Shires at The Orange Peel
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