Amanda Shires’ obsession with the fiddle started at the ripe age of ten when she coerced her father into buying her a lime green Chinese instrument from a pawn shop in dusty downtown Mineral Wells, Texas. One afternoon and four broken fiddle strings later, the Texas beauty was hooked. Five years later, Amanda was playing fiddle with the Texas Playboys, an auspicious start that testifies to her precocious talent. In her late teens she went on to found Lubbock’s Thrift Store Cowboys. The band released four albums independently and reached top ten status on many CMJ charts around the country. They were also the top-selling act in 2007 for the respected internet retailer Miles of Music. In 2008, one of Amanda’s compositions was featured on NPR`s All Songs Considered. An in-demand instrumentalist, Amanda has worked with Texas legends Billy Joe Shaver and Gary P. Nunn, as well as one of indie rock`s most buzzed-about acts, DeVotchKa.
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Claim to Fame: Country Strong