The multi-talented Amanda Shires is our guest on Takin A Walk-Music History on foot.
She talks about her career influences and her passion for her craft.
Show Notes below:How the beauty and grace of musician Amanda Shires led her to success
Music is an integral part of human culture. We use it in genres, in ways of life, and for a myriad of purposes. Music also evokes memories, creates moods, and has the ability to change lives. Actually, music is one of the most influential forces in the world, affecting our minds, our bodies, and even our clothing. It can help you feel a certain way, give you an idea or insight that you might not have otherwise considered, and subtly change your mood. Learn more in this conversation as Amanda Shires joins us.
Amanda is a singer, songwriter, poet, and fiddle-playing Texan. In addition to her solo career, she performs with Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit and founded The Highwomen, a collaborative effort with Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, and Natalie Hemby.
In this episode, Amanda shares about her musical career, the support of her parents, the people she worked with, and how her career has progressed. Listen as she shares tips and insights into success in the entertainment world.
Key Highlights from the Show;
[00:01] Episode intro with Amanda Shires and a chat about her place of residence
[03:08] Amanda’s flashback on the day she asked his father for her first musical instrument
[07:51] Playing with the Texas Playboys band at the age of fifteen
[15:28] Other influential people that inspired his musical career
[17:25] Amanda’s attraction to Leonard Cohen and a union that was never successful
[21:03] Where she got the idea of “play like it’s your last time.”
[23:56] Amanda’s first encounter with John Prine
[32:16] Know more about Amanda’s signature project-the HighWoman band
[42:19] Are we expecting another HighWomen album?
[44:28] How she operated during the covid pandemic
[48:22] The importance of music, what it does, and why it’s so much part of our lives
[53:42] Ending the show and call to actionNotable quotes
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