“it's those soft-yet-strong pipes of hers that make people sit up and pay attention when she sings
— Kevin Oliver,No Depression
“Amanda Shires' voice, songs, and violin make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. In a good way.”
— Will Kimbrough
"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.
— Chris Isaak
“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.”
— Jason Isbell
““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
— Jeff Rusch,WNTI
“fiddler and onstage sparkplug…baptized in panhandle winds
— Tom Geddie,Buddy Magazine
“this gal is one of the best kept secrets we’ve discovered”
— Bill Lavery,Village Records
“She certainly impressed a lot of UK music lovers with her fine fiddle work, expressive vocals and all-round charm and beauty.