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Leave It Alone – Amanda Shires

Leave It Alone by Amanda Shires is my Track of the Day.

Leave It Alone is the first release from Amanda Shires’s forthcoming album, To The Sunset.

I’m a fairly new fan of Amanda Shires, I knew she was married to Jason Isbell and had seen her perform with him and his band a couple of times, but it was only last year that I started listening to her own work. One of the favorite albums I purchased last year was her 2016 release, My Piece of Land.

 

 

 

 

 

And one of my favorite live performances last year was Amanda Shires and her band at the Pilgrimage Music Festival in Franklin, Tennessee. It was a brilliant set, and for me, the highlight of the day. Even managed to get a half decent photo with my iphone!

 

To The Sunset was produced by Dave Cobb and is due for release on August 3rd.

Leave It Alone sounds totally different to anything on My Piece of Land, but that’s not a criticism. There are far too many artists who rest on their laurels, churning out variations on whatever theme got them some kind of attention. I’m sure there will be some naysayers who will slate this release as not being “country” enough, well as the T-shirt being sold on the Amanda Shires website so eloquently puts it “Mama wants to change that Nashville Sound

Anyway, check out Leave It Alone by Amanda Shires

Pretty damned good or what!

Before I sign off, a quick mention for Jerry Pentecost, the drummer in Amanda Shires’s band, who has been nominated for an Instrumentalist of the Year award by the Americana Music Association.

Back to the song, I love it, and that’s why I’m adding Leave It Alone to my 2018 Track of the Day playlist

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