The Muse: Amanda Shires, “Swimmer … Dreams Don’t Keep”

Amanda Shires, “Swimmer … Dreams Don’t Keep”

After spending much of 2011 on the road as Justin Townes Earle’s violinist, Amanda Shires reminds us she’s more than a hired gun with “Swimmer … ” which mixes earthbound folk with atmospheric Americana. Come for the whistling; stay for Shires’ unassuming vocals, which flutter at the end of every phrase like a young Dolly Parton.