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Upcoming Tour Dates

 

Todd Almond & Michelle Shocked

Sat Sep 23 – New York, NY | Feinstein’s 54Below

City Winery Summer Residency – The Mercury Trilogy 

 Short Sharp Shocked

Mon June 26 New York, NY | Tues Jun 27  Chicago, IL

Thurs June 29  Nashville, TN | Fri June 30 Atlanta, GA

Captain Swing

Thu Jul 27 – Chicago, IL | Sat Jul 29 – Atlanta, GA

Sun Jul 30 – Nashville, TN   Mon July 31 – New York, NY

 Arkansas Traveler

 Mon Aug 21 – New York, NY | Wed Aug 23 – Chicago, IL

Thu Aug 24 – Atlanta, GA | Fri Aug 25 – Nashville, TN

 

The Edinburgh Fringe 2017 –  Truth Vs Reality 

Wed Aug 2 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu Aug 3 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon Aug 7 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue Aug 8 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed Aug 9 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Thu Aug 10 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Fri Aug 11 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat Aug 12 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Mon Aug 14 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue Aug 15 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed Aug 16 – Edinburgh Scotland The Boards at Edinburgh Playhouse

Michelle’s Tour History

 

 

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1984

Jul ’84 Arrested at Democratic AND Republican National Conventions – “Fogtown” from Short Sharp Shocked

Dec ’84 New York City, imagine that!

1986

Oct ’86 5 a.m. in Amsterdam single released on Cooking Vinyl

Nov ’86 Kerrville Folk Festival bootleg released on Cooking Vinyl – “Fogtown” from Texas Campfire Tapes

1987

Feb ’87 Texas Campfire Tapes hits #1 in the UK indie charts – “5 a.m. in Amsterdam” on The Tube

Apr ’87 “Disoriented” single released on Cooking Vinyl

’87-’89 Living in London on a narrowboat on the Thames – “Fred’s Winter Song” from Texas Campfire Takes

1988

July ’88 “If Love was a Train” single released to college radio

Aug ’88 Short Sharp Shocked released on PolyGram (Universal) – “Graffiti Limbo” 

Sep ’88 “Anchorage” hits Billboard Top 100

Nov ’88 “When I Grow Up” released as a single on PolyGram (Universal)

Nov ’88 “Waiting for the Great Leap Forward” with Billy Bragg & Spearhead’s Michael Franti at the Dominion Theatre, London

’88 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album – “Memories of East Texas” from Short Sharp Shocked

1989

Jan ’89 CBC National TV’s Pilot 1

Oct ’89 Captain Swing released on PolyGram (Universal) – “Streetcorner Ambassador”

’89 – ’94 Living in Los Angeles, on a houseboat in the harbor – “Must Be Luff” from Captain Swing

1990

Feb ’90 “My Little Sister” single released from Captain Swing Revue live concert video – feat. Pete Anderson

Mar ’90 “On the Greener Side” single hits MTV heavy rotation

Mar ’90 “Water is Wide” with the Indigo Girls on MTV

1991

A Few Notes on Arkansas Traveler

1992

Apr ’92 Arkansas Traveler released on PolyGram (Universal) – “Prodigal Daughter”

May ’92 “Come a Long Way” single hits Billboard Top 100

Jul ’92 Married to journalist Bart Bull – “Over the Waterfall” from Arkansas Traveler

’92 Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Folk Album – “Shaking Hands” from Arkansas Traveler

1993

’93 Legal troubles begin – “Winter Wheat” from Kind Hearted Woman

’93 Lawsuit filed against PolyGram, citing violation of 13th Amendment – “Laundry Day” from Artists Make Lousy Slaves

1994

Mar ’94 Kind Hearted Woman (demo version) released as a limited edition on Michelle’s Mood Swing label – “Stillborn”

’94 – ’99 Living in a Creole cottage in New Orleans’ Vieux Carre – “Homestead” from Kind Hearted Woman

1995

Dec ’95 “Quality of Mercy” released on Dead Man Walking soundtrack on Columbia

1996

Apr ’96 Artists Make Lousy Slaves released as a limited edition on Michelle’s Mood Swing label – “Drip Dry”

Aug ’96 Legal settlement with PolyGram, Michelle retains ownership of masters – “Eddie” from Kind Hearted Woman

Aug ’96 “Hard Way” released as a single on Private Music

Sep ’96 Kind Hearted Woman (studio version) released on Private Music label – “Silver Spoon”

Sep ’96 Mercury Poise released per terms of the Universal legal settlement – “Fever Breaks” from Kind Hearted Woman

1997

Sabbatical and baptism – “Holy Spirit” from Sweet Relief

“Communities in Crisis” Greenpeace Environmental Justice Campaign

1998

Mar ’98 Good News released as a limited edition on Michelle’s Mood Swing label – “Good News”

May ’98 Michelle appears as a guest on NBC’s Dharma & Greg

1999

’99-’09 Living in a Craftsman bungalow in Los Angeles – “Picoesque” from Deep Natural

Dec ’99 performs “Thirty Songs in Thirty Days” at NYC’s Bottom Line – “That’s So Amazing” from Deep Natural

2001

Sep ’01 Michelle launches her Mighty Sound label – “Peachfuzz” from Deep Natural

Dub Natural released as a limited edition on the Mighty Sound label – “Can’t Take My Dub” 

2002

Apr ’02 Deep Natural (with Dub Natural) released as a two-CD set on Mighty Sound – “What Can I Say?” from Deep Natural

2003

Apr ’03 “You’re Working Hard to Put Food on Your Family” from Songs in the Key of W – feat. Sen. Al Franken

Apr ’03 Texas Campfire Takes reissue released on Mighty Sound – “Chain Smoker” 

Sep ’03 Short Sharp Shocked reissue released on Mighty Sound – “Campus Crusade”

2004

Feb ’04 Captain Swing reissue released on Mighty Sound – “Barefootin’ “

Mar ’04 “How You Play the Game” from Bush’s Brain documentary soundtrack

Sep ’04 Arkansas Traveler reissue released on Mighty Sound – “Blackberry Blossom”

2005

June ’05 Threesome, a 3-CD set released on Mighty Sound – “Goodbye”

Jun ’05 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell released on Mighty Sound – “Don’t Ask”

Jun ’05 Mexican Standoff released on Mighty Sound – “Wanted Man” at ASCAP Expo with Jimmy Webb, John Rich, J.D. Souther

Jun ’05 Got No Strings released on Mighty Sound – “Everybody Wants to be a Cat” featuring Ms Otis

2006

“Lovely Rita” from Sargeant Pepper Knew My Father compilation

“One Piece at a Time” from ‘Til Things Get Brighter compilation

“House Burning Down” from Blue Haze compilation

“Strange Things Happening Every Day” from Shout Sister Shout compilation

2007

Mar ’07 “Yes God is Real” ministered at West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles

Sep ’07 ToHeavenURide released on Mighty Sound – “Quality of Mercy” live at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival

2008

“Wichita Lineman” from Lounge-a-palooza compilation

“Oh Susannah” from Beautiful Dreamer” Grammy award-winning compilation

“Paper in My Shoe” from Creole Bred compilation

“Flying Lesson” from Big Blues compilation

2009

Jan ’09 Club Pillows presents the launch of 5-year Roadworks to introduce Indelible Women

Aug ’09 “Pompeii” from Soul of My Soul released as a single on Mighty Sound

Sep ’09 Soul of My Soul released on Mighty Sound – “Other People”

Sep ’09 “Liquid Prayer” from Soul of My Soul released as a single on Mighty Sound

Sep ’09 “Giantkiller” from Soul of My Soul released as a single on Mighty Sound

Oct ’09 “There Through It All” ministered at West Angeles Cathedral in Los Angeles

2010

Roadworks 2010: American Idle

Living in a loft in Downtown LA

 

2011

Mar ’11 We Are Wisconsin Rally feat. Michael Moore

Oct ’11 Ep 1 Roadworks 2011: 25 Years with the Campfire Girl

Nov ’11 Ep 2 Roadworks 2011: 25 Years with the Campfire Girl

Dec ’11 Ep 3 Roadworks 2011: 25 Years with the Campfire Girl

2012

Feb ’12 Ep 4 Roadworks 2012: Roccupy!!

Mar ’12 Ep 5 Roadworks 2012: Roccupy!!

Mar ’12 Occupy Fights Foreclosure M6 Music with Michelle Shocked – “Ballad of Blanca Cardenas”

Apr ’12 Ep 6 Roadworks 2012: Roccupy!!

May ’12 Ep 7 Roadworks 2012: Roccupy!!

Nov ’12 The Shot Heard ‘Round the World i.e. someoneiusedtolike

2013

Jan ’13 Sheet Music Campaign feat. “I Will Be Loved” (Marilyn’s Song) from Indelible Women

Jan ’13 Ep 11 Roadworks 2013: Celebrating 25 Years of Short Sharp Shocked

Feb ’13 Ep 12 Roadworks 2013: Celebrating 25 Years of Short Sharp Shocked

Mar ’13 Ep 13 Roadworks 2013: Celebrating 25 Years of Short Sharp Shocked

Apr ’13 Ep 14 Roadworks 2013: Celebrating 25 Years of Short Sharp Shocked

May ’13 Michelle Shocked at Portland’s Alberta Rose Theatre

2014

Inaudible Women  (“Spot Loves Spotify”)

“Art Matters” from the album Inaudible Women

Truth Versus Reality” with @MShockedRox

Michelle Shocked’s Bootleg This! Truth VS Reality by Perrin Blackman

 

 

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They sign a bunch of women, and they call it a movement. I don’t like the way women in music have been identified as women first and musicians second.