FRIDAY, MAY 24TH
6:30PM – 8:30PM
Amanda Christian Amaya-Shaw is an American Cajun fiddler, singer, and actress from Mandeville, Louisiana.
Shaw received some of her early musical training in Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School. She studied classical violin starting at age 4, and at 8 began playing and performing Cajun music. Shaw would have graduated from Mount Carmel Academy in New Orleans in 2008 but she opted instead to continue traveling around the country to perform. She called her decision to leave Mount Carmel a difficult one.
Shaw and her band, The Cute Guys, appear regularly throughout the New Orleans area, including annual shows at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.