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

  • Oct 23
    Cedar Rapids, IA, US Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires at McGrath Amphitheatre
  • Apr 17
    Homer, NY, US Amanda Shires with Jade Jackson at Center for the Arts of Homer
  • Apr 21
    Evanston, IL, US Amanda Shires with Jade Jackson at S.P.A.C.E.
  • Apr 23
    Maquoketa, IA, US Amanda Shires with Morgan Wade at Codfish Hollow Barn
  • Apr 24
    Cayce, SC, US Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and Amanda Shires at Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center
  • Apr 29
    St Louis, MO, US Amanda Shires and Jade Jackson at Off Broadway
  • Jun 26
    Baton Rouge, LA, US Banditos 2021
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