Music has been engrained into Shaw’s world for as long as she can remember. That exposure greatly paid off as the Louisiana-raised musician has carved out her place
in Cajun culture, and has become one of the most recognizable brands in Louisiana music. From national appearances on the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, the Today Show's Roker-thon and the Rosie O’Donnell Show, to a once in lifetime performances with Cyndi Lauper, Shaw's magnetic presence helped her to build an extraordinary following of fans and supporters. Younger fans look up to Shaw for her pristine fiddling skills and sassy sense of style, while order fans respect her strong work ethic and sincere sensibility, but audiences of all ages agree that Shaw’s musical talent and appealing personality give her a special flair and make her an incredible representative of Louisiana’s melting pot of music.
Shaw works extremely hard to give her fans the best she has to offer, and her passion for her craft has been recognized with prestigious honors and awards throughout her career. The local artist has received dozens of honors including the Big Easy Award for Best Female Entertainer, Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Future Famer, Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Singer/Songwriter of the Year and many, many others. In the past, she has also collaborated with Grammy award-winning musicians, such as Chubby Carrier, and renowned songwriters, including Matthew Gerrard, to give her fans a superior way to experience Louisiana-rooted, world-class music.
In addition to her impressive music accolades, which include five critically acclaimed EPs and albums, Louisiana’s Sweetheart has also graced the covers and pages of esteemed magazines including Where Y’At, Offbeat, BreakThru Media, New Orleans Living, Viva NOLA, Marie Claire and many others.
“Growing up in the music industry, I have had the chance to tell my story to an international audience. I have traveled many places and experienced many cultures, but I never lose
sight of my Louisiana roots. My intention with my music is to bring a little bit of Louisiana culture with me everywhere I go."
Amanda Shaw, Louisiana singer, songwriter and musician