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PHOTOS: Amanda Shires Wraps Opening Night of Tuck Fest

Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Singer/songwriter/fiddler Amanda Shires capped off the opening night of Tuck Fest 2023 at the U.S. National Whitewater Center on Friday, April 21, showcasing a variety of songs spanning a nearly two-decade career, including from her latest album Take It Like a Man, and interspersing a couple of covers here and there for the appreciative crowd.

Shires, who was recently featured on the HBO documentary series Music Box alongside husband Jason Isbell, was in fine form throughout her 17-song set.

Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Earlier in the night, former Charlotte resident Nicole Atkins, currently on tour with Shires, performed an hour-long set spanning her own career. From “Neptune City” and beyond, Atkins’ brand of rock offers hints of ’50s influence.

The annual Tuck Fest is a three-day festival that aims to “celebrate the outdoor lifestyle” with a slew of competitions, exhibitions, demos, and live music. Other performers over the weekend included Moon Taxi, Bahamas, Adia Victoria, Devon Gilfillian, Tall Tall Trees and The Pink Stones.

A woman sings into a microphone on stage holding a fiddle in her hand but not playing it.
Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Be sure to check out Queen City Nerve’s Soundwave, Charlotte’s most comprehensive live music listing, so you don’t miss out on any shows or concerts coming up. And hell, if you’re looking for something else to do, you can check out our events page as well, which runs the gamut of things to do in Charlotte. You don’t ever have to be bored again. You can check out more of Jeff’s pics and live reviews here.

A woman plays a fiddle onstage with two guitarists backing her up. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)
Amanda Shires performs at Tuck Fest at USNWC on April 21. (Photo by Jeff Hahne)

Amanda Shires Setlist
My Own Galaxy
Break Out the Champagne
White Feather
Hawk for the Dove
Take It Like a Man
Empty Cups
Fault Lines
Don’t Be Alarmed
Here He Comes
Bad Behavior
Stupid Love
Lonely at Night
Parking Lot Pirouette
Saddle in the Rain (John Prine cover)
Take on the Dark
Look Like a Bird

Encore
Late Night Talking (Harry Styles cover)


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