Photos: Amanda Shires @ Tractor Tavern

Americana singer-songwriter Amanda Shires headlined at the Tractor Tavern in a show that was sold out months ago.  The Grammy-winning artist performed songs from her new Take It Like A Man album and other original material, while alternating between fiddle, electric uke, and singing with her four-member backing band.  The audience especially loved Shires’ encore […]

Photos: Jason Isbell @ Neumos

Jason Isbell and his band played at Neumos last week in support of his latest album, Southeastern. The former Drive-By Trucker hails from Green Hill, Alabama. My friend, fiddler Amanda Shires, named Texas Music Magazine’s 2011 Artist Of The Year – and Jason’s wife – opened and also performed in his band. Jason Isbell Amanda […]