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Sounds Like: Gwen Stefani, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood
Manager: Guerrilla Management
Bio: When Amanda Shaw takes the stage, the petite fiddler commands the attention of the audience with a poignant and rhythmic sound that only a Louisiana prodigy could deliver. Amanda Shaw is a powerful performer, composer, and arranger who has been touring nationally and internationally since she wa...See Full Bio
“When Cajun rock up-and-comer Amanda Shaw belts out a punk cover—say, The Clash’s “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” or a gender-modified take on the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend”—it’s not a novelty-type thing, like string-music versions of Metallica. Her versions, especially the Clash song, burn with the same power as the original, led by her constantly bobbing and weaving, fist-in-the-air delivery. She sings and fiddles with swagger and attitude. With authority. Offstage, however, her personality is as far from that tough-girl stance as the bayou is from the South Bay. Shaw, who plays the Summer Fest in San Jose on Saturday, is all Southern charm, as bubbly and fun-loving as a newly minted 22-year-old (she celebrated her birthday last week) should be. This one just happens to have been playing violin since she was four and making records since she was 11. She’s beloved in her hometown of New Orleans, and two years ago Mayor Mitch Landrieu declared August 31 “”