Amanda Shires at The Rock Shop, Brooklyn (May 9, 2012)
A year later, I bought a ticket to see the talented Texan in one of the last few truly small Brooklyn rock venues, The Rock Shop. Her guitar player stayed in Norway with a girl he met, and she was accompanied by a last minute replacement, Daniel Markham. Overall, it was a great show, and I got to meet and speak with Amanda a bit afterwards. She was genuinely one of the nicest artists I've ever met - humble, beautiful, and funny.