amanda shires

Thomas Liddell

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 – ENCORE: Amanda Shires

In time since Amanda Shires last visited World Cafe, she’s finished her Masters of Fine Arts, raised a toddler, won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Awards and made a new record called To The Sunset. Amanda performs some of her newest songs and talks about embodying a lyric her husband Jason Isbell wrote about her: “Mama wants to change that Nashville sound”

Galea McGregor

This week, the biggest brightest stars, and most exciting emerging artists of Americana gather together in Nashville to showcase their stuff for AmericanaFest. We celebrate with music by artists who are performing at the Fest – including Amanda Shires, Richard Thompson, and The Lone Bellow – and dive into some live recordings from World Cafe Nashville sessions. That's coming up, on the next World Cafe with host Talia Schlanger.

New music from Milk Carton Kids, plus Dawes, Amanda Shires, Lindsey Lou, and more!

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In the year and a half since her last World Cafe visit, Amanda Shires has been busy. She won Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards, raised a toddler, finished her Masters of Fine Arts, and found time to record her new album, To The Sunset. She joins host Talia Schlanger today to discuss the Nashville music scene, and she tells about the time she called a radio station to give them a piece of her mind after hearing a steady stream of only male voices.