This concert has been cancelled and Guest Service will be contacting ticket buyers to arrange for a full refund. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The well-being and health of MIM’s guests and community is of utmost importance to us. We thank you for your support of MIM and look forward to welcoming you for another concert soon.
Being mediocre was never an option for Amanda Shires, drafted at 15 into the ranks of western swing legends the Texas Playboys—playing fiddle no less, just like late bandleader Bob Wills.
With a 20-plus year relationship with the violin (‘My true freest expression’), years of collaborations and solo pursuits alike and a recently-minted poetry MFA from The University of the South in her toolbox, Shires knows what she’s doing.
Acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires is renowned for her carefully crafted, evocative songs. Shires began her career as a teenager playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys. Since then, she’s toured and recorded with John Prine, Billy Joe Shaver, Todd Snider, Justin Townes Earle, Shovels & Rope, and her husband, Jason Isbell.
Shires, along with Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby, is also currently part of the new country supergroup the Highwomen.