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.
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.
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.
Amanda Shires Setlist
My Own Galaxy
Break Out the Champagne
Hawk for the Dove
Take It Like a Man
Don’t Be Alarmed
Here He Comes
Lonely at Night
Parking Lot Pirouette
Saddle in the Rain (John Prine cover)
Take on the Dark
Look Like a Bird
Late Night Talking (Harry Styles cover)
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