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  Amanda Shires

   Carrying Lightning


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.


ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: May 3, 2011   on Silver Knife


   

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TRACK LISTING


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

 UPCOMING TOUR DATES

 May 
 09 
Decatur, GA, US
Amanda Shires at Eddie's Attic
 May 
 14 
London, UK
Amanda Shires at The Slaughtered Lamb
 May 
 15 
Bristol, UK
Amanda Shires at St. Bonaventures Parish Social Club
 May 
 20 
Nottingham, UK
Amanda Shires at The Maze
 May 
 22 
Leeds, UK
Amanda Shires at Seven Artspace
 May 
 23 
Wigton, UK
Ireby Festival 2014
 May 
 23 
Lincolnshire, UK
Amanda Shires at Kirton-in-lindsey Town Hall
 May 
 27 
Cork, Ireland
Amanda Shires at Cyprus Avenue
 Jun 
 01 
Dublin, Ireland
Amanda Shires at Upstairs @ Whelan's
 Sep 
 19 
Cincinnati, OH, US
John Prine with Amanda Shires at Taft Theatre
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