“it's those soft-yet-strong pipes of hers that make people sit up and pay attention when she sings
“Amanda Shires' voice, songs, and violin make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. In a good way.”
"Amanda Shires leans back on her heels, bears down on her bow and evokes the spirit of Spade Cooley. With a voice that whispers Dolly and lyrics that scream Faulkner, this girl shines like a diamond, but she's pure Pearl."
Justin Townes Earle
"If you don't like Amanda Shires... then you don't like America."
Sean King, Devotchka
“... ‘there’s a girl here you gotta hear’ and we walked up and there she was this beautiful girl with a fiddle .. I said ‘How about some Faded Love?’ and she played so pretty that Kenny and I missed our plane. America needs pizzicato.
“Amanda Shires is an extremely talented young lady who has her own instantly recognizable style of playing and singing, and onstage she's impossible to ignore.”
““Here’s a gal who’s found a home on WSM. Go straight to your front porch, listen to “West Cross Timbers”—listen to “Angels and Acrobats”—and take in a fiddle and voice that are as vintage as an aged hardwood floor: To be appreciated by those who understand.”
-Jonathan Buchanan, WSM-The Legend
“Americana's newest force to be reckoned
“fiddler and onstage sparkplug…baptized in panhandle winds
“this gal is one of the best kept secrets we’ve discovered”
“She certainly impressed a lot of UK music lovers with her fine fiddle work, expressive vocals and all-round charm and beauty.