Shires, Eden release new discs
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Shires, Eden release new discs

Friday, July 29, 2022 – Fiddle player Amanda Shires is out with "Take It Like A Man." Shires also is a member of her husband Jason Isbell's backing band The 400 Unit and one-quarter of the all-female country band, The Highwomen. Written and recorded during lockdown, the new album records Shires' feelings as a wife, woman and mother during COVID. Produced by Lawrence Rothman (Angel Olsen, Girl in Red, Kim Gordon), the disc features Isbell on guitar and guest vocals by Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer.

Brooke Eden releases her EP, "Choosing You," digitally via BBR Music Group. The five-track EP follows Eden's 2021 trilogy of releases and is a personal statement of love, self-acceptance, and resilience. Eden, 33, previously released two EPs.


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CD review - For Christmas The first thing you may notice about Amanda Shires' "For Christmas" album, is just how much piano is on it. Shires is known for her fiddle playing skills, but this album is not the right forum for a lot of fiddle work. However, Shires' enjoyable vocal vibrato is present throughout this 11-track release. All are originals, except for "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" and "Silent Night." Most of these are story songs, which just happen to take place ...
CD review - To the Sunset You have to give Amanda Shires credit. Raising a child, playing with husband Jason Isbell's band the 400 Unit and still maintaining a solo career is no easy task. Simply keeping the family bond when both partners go their separate ways on tour is hard enough, but for Shires, who has successfully pried herself out from under the shadow of her famous husband, it was likely even harder still. Nevertheless, Shires has reaped her rewards on her own terms. Accorded kudos as Emerging Artist of ...
CD review - My Piece of Land After four albums on her own and one with her frequent touring/recording partner Rod Picott, it seems safe to assume that Amanda Shires would have a fairly secure handle on the process. But when the time came to begin writing material for a new album, Shires was well into her first pregnancy and housebound while husband Jason Isbell was on the road. Rather than reflecting marital security and maternal contentment, the songs that flowed from Shires' creative consciousness focused on doubt, ...


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