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Anchorage

(G)I took time (D9) out to (C) write to my (D) old friend
I (G) walked (D9) across that (C) burning (D) bridge
I (G) mailed my (D9) letter (C) off to (D) Dallas but her (G) reply came from (C)
Anch (D) orage (G), Alaska

She said, (G) Hey girl (D9) it’s (C) about time (D) you wrote
It’s been (G) over two (D9) years (C), my (D) old friend
Take me (G) back to the (D9) days of (C) the foreign (D) telegrams
And the (G) all night (D9) rock and (C) rolling (D)
Hey Chel we was (G) wild (D9) then (C) (D)

Hey Chel you know it’s kinda funny
Texas always seems so big
But you know you’re in the largest state in the Union
When you’re anchored down in Anchorage
Hey girl I think the last time I saw you
Was on me and Leroy’s wedding day
What was the name of that love song you played?
I forgot how it goes
I don’t recall how it goes
(C D Am C D Am C D Am G D9 C D)

Anchorage
Anchored down in Anchorage

Leroy got a better job so we moved
Kevin lost a tooth, he’s started school
I’ve got a brand new eight month old baby girl
I sound like a housewife
Hey Chel, I think I’m a housewife

Hey girl what’s it like to be in New York?
New York City, imagine that
What’s it like to be a skateboard punk rocker?
Leroy says send a picture
Leroy says hello
Leroy says keep on rocking, girl
Keep on rocking

Short Sharp Shocked (Mercury 1988) / Short Sharp Shocked (Mighty Sound 2003)

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Anchorage (liner)

canchorage01


Anchorage (tablature)

(Almost all of the song follows this pattern, possibly with minor
variations.)

G Bm?? C D

E-------------------0----------0---------2---------------
B--------0------3-----3-0--------1--------3--------------
G----------0-----------------------0---------------------
D---------------------------------------0----------------
A---------------------------3----------------------------
E----3----------2----------------------------------------

For the instrumental break, I think it’s something like this:

C C/B Am C C/B D

E--------0-------0--------0---0------------0--------0-------0---0---
B----------1-------1--------1----------------1--------1-------1-----
G-------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------0---------
A--0-2-3-------2--------0------------0-2-3--------2-----------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------

C C/B Am G D

E--------0-------0-------0------0--------3-----3---------2-----2----
B----------1-------1-------1------1--------0-----0---------3--------
G----------------------------2------2--------0-----0---------2------
D------------------------------------------------------0------------
A--0-2-3-------2-------0--------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------3---------------------------

The fingerpicking style presented here is more a reflection of my newness
to the art, and is probably a bit simpler than what she’s playing. But
it’ll allow you to sing it. In any case, the chords are sufficient for
a sing along. Hope you find it useful.

– Ben McTernan

Short Sharp Shocked (Mercury 1988) / Short Sharp Shocked (Mighty Sound 2003)

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Discography

Album Name

The Texas Campfire Tapes

Short Sharp Shocked

Anchorage

If Love Was A Train

Disoriented

When I Grow Up

Captain Swing

On The Greener Side

My Little Sister

Silent Ways/My Little Sister/Mona Lisa

Looks Like Mona Lisa

The Captain Swing Revue

Live

Come A Long Way

33RPM Soul

Krispy Korn Flakes

Arkansas Traveler  

A Few Notes On The Arkansas Traveler

The Facts And The Fiction

Kind Hearted Woman (limited edition)

Artists Make Lousy Slaves (limited edition)

Kind Hearted Woman

Stillborn

The Hard Way

Mercury Poise: 1988-1995

Good News (limited edition)

Dub Natural

Deep Natural                       

The Texas Campfire Takes (reissue)

Shockolates

Michelle Shocked DVD (limited edition)

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Got No Strings

Mexican Standoff                

ToHeavenURide    

Soul of My Soul

Release Date

album Nov 1986

album Aug 1988

single  and video 1988

single Dec 1988

single 1988

single and video 1989

album Oct 1989

single and video 1989

single and video 1989

single 1989

promo 1990

video 1990

promo May 1990

single and video 1992

single 1992

promo 1992

album 7 Apr 1992

promo video 1992

promo 1992

album 25 Mar 1994

album Apr 1996

album 15 Oct 1996

single 1996

promo 1996

collection 22 Oct 1996

album Feb 1998

album 7 Mar 2001

album Apr 2002

album Apr 2003

collection Oct 2004

collection Oct 2004

album 13 Jun 2005

album 13 Jun 2005

album 13 Jun 2005

album 14 Sep 2007

album Jan-Feb 2009


1990 Tour

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? unknown info
* confirmed
# taken from tape trader lists (and therefor far from reliable)
% major doubts over appearance at this event


October

7 – w/ Tower of Power, “A Gathering of the Tribes” festival, Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa CA (6-7 Oct) *

? – Benefit concert for the Emma Goldman Papers Project, Berkeley, CA *


August

11 – Mountain Stage radio show, ? (broadcast date & taping date) [other guests were Luka Bloom, Roches, Richard Thompson, Flaco Jiminez and Ashley Cleveland]

? – w/ Tower of Babel, Ben & Jerry’s Newport Folk Festival, Newport RI

29 – Rose Garden, Portland OR #


July

1 – Milestones, Rochester NY

2 – Bottom Line, New York NY

3 – Bottom Line, New York NY

5 – Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett NY

6 – 8 X 10 Club, Baltimore MD

7 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

8 – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

10 – Flood Zone, Richmond VA

11 – Trax, Charlottesville VA

13 – Be Here Now, Asheville NC

14 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA

15 – Zydeco, Birmingham AL

16 – Tipitina’s, New Orleans LA

17 – New Rockefellers, Houston TX

20 – Caravan of Dreams, Ft Worth TX

21 – Sneakers, Austin TX

? – 26th Cambridge Folk Festival (27-29 Jul), Cherry Hinton Hall Grounds, Cambridge, England

31 – Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles CA


June

1 – Ventura Theater, Ventura CA

2 – Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles CA

24 – The Cubby Bear, Chicago IL

24 – Late Night With David Letterman, New York NY [broadcast date, Anchorage performed]

25 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH

26 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati OH

27 – Icon, Buffalo NY

29 – Graffiti, Pittsburgh PA

30 – Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia PA


May

1 – Captain Swing Tour, ?, Northampton MA *

2 – Lupo’s, Providence RI

? – ?, ? MA?

5 – ?, Boston MA

9 – ?, Pittsburgh PA

10 – Graffiti, Pittsburgh PA #

11 – St Louis MO – Westport Theater

1? – ?, Milwaukee WI

13 – ?, Madison WI

15 – ?, Minneapolis MN

? – ?, Fort Collins CO

? – ?, Denver CO

? – ?, Salt Lake City UT

20 – ?, Vancouver, Canada

23 – Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA

24 – Hult Center, Eugene OR (John Wesley Harding opened) *

25 – Spectrum, Montreal, Canada #

25 – ?, San Francisco CA

26 – ?, San Francisco CA

28 – ?, Santa Rosa CA

29 – Coach House, Santa Barbara CA (John Wesley Harding opened) *

31 – The Bacchanal, San Diego CA


April

? – ?, Houston TX

? – ?, Dallas TX

? – ?, San Antonio TX

? – ?, Austin TX

? – ?, New Orleans LA

12 – Legion Field, Athens GA #

? – ?, Atlanta GA

15 – ?, Nashville TN

16 – ?, Cleveland OH

17 – ?, Cincinnati OH

19 – ?, Indianapolis IN

20 – Vic Theater, Chicago IL *

21 – National Earth Day concert, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington DC (REM, 10000 Maniacs, Indigo Girls & Ziggy Marley also on the bill)

22 – Earth Day, Lincoln Park, Chicago IL (BoDeans & John Wesley Harding also on the bill) *

? – ?, Detroit MI

? – ?, Toronto, Canada

? – ?, Montreal, Canada

27 – Middlebury College, Middlebury VT (Poi Dog Pondering opening) *

2? – ?, New York NY

30 – Lisner Auditorium, Washington DC *


February

? – Mountain Stage radio show, ? #

11 – 20th Festival des Politischen Liedes (Festival of Political Song), Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle, Berlin, East Germany *

12 – Bearsville Theater, Bearsville NY

13 – Middle East, Boston MA

15 – Birchmere, Alexandria VA

16 – Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia PA

18 – 328 Performance Hall, Nashville TN

19 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta GA

20 – 2 Meter Sessies radio show, ?, The Netherlands

24 – Performed at The Roy Orbison Tribute Concert, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles CA [benefit fot the homeless]


January

1 – Arts Factory, Byron Bay, Australia

3 – Dallas Brooks Hall, Melbourne, Australia

5 – Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide, Australia

6 – Concert Hall, Perth, Australia

8 – Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

9 – Town Hall, Sydney, Australia

10 – Labor Club, Canberra, Australia

12 – Powerstation, Auckland, New Zealand

22 – Presenter at The 17th Annual American Music Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

30 – MTV Unplugged, National Video Center, New York, NY with Indigo Girls (taping date; broadcast 11 Mar 1990)


Exact dates for the following appearances are unknown:

Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, England (~Jul/Aug 1990)

Apollo Amphitheater, Oxford, England (1990) #

Keswick Theater, Keswick PA (Poi Dog Pondering opened; 1990 — maybe 1989) *

Arcadia, Dallas TX (1990)

Hatch Shell, Boston MA (1990; opening for Nelson Mandela)

The Living Room, Providence RI (Summer 1990) *

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles CA (early 90s) *

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1993 Tour

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? unknown info
* confirmed
# taken from tape trader lists (and therefor far from reliable)
% major doubts over appearance at this event


November

13 – Metro, Chicago IL #


August

7 – Folk Festival, Dranouter, Belgium *

22 – New Works, Mark Morris Dance Group, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland

23 – New Works, Mark Morris Dance Group, Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland


July

1 – Milestones, Rochester NY

2 – Bottom Line, New York NY *

3 – Bottom Line, New York NY *

? – 9:30 Club, Washington DC

10 – Trax, Charlottesville VA *

17 – Rockefellers West, Houston TX

21 – KGSR 107.1 FM, Austin TX *

30 – Captain Swing Revue(??), Warfield Theater, San Francisco CA

? – Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, England (30-31 Jul, 1 Aug)


June

1 – w/ Mark Morris Dance Troupe, Emerson Majestic Theatre, Boston MA

1 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA *

2 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA

3 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA

5 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA

6 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, The Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge MA

10 – Letterman, NBC studios, New York NY (“Anchorage” and interview)

24 – Late Show with David Letterman, New York? NY

25 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus OH *


May

1 – w/ Rob Wasserman, Mark Morris’s Dances to American Music, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York NY

2 – w/ Rob Wasserman, Mark Morris’s Dances to American Music, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York NY

28 – Stephen Talkhouse, Miami FL (early & late shows) #

31 – w/ the Casualties of Wah, ?, Miami FL


April

22 – National Earth Day concert, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington DC (Midnight Oil, The Robert Cray Band, Violent Femmes & NRBQ also on the bill) *

30 – Warfield, San Francisco CA #


March

19 – E-Town radio show, ? (broadcast date; taped 20 Feb 1993) *

19 – McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica CA (early & late shows)


February

6 – Bogart’s, University Village, Cincinnati OH

12 – E-Town radio show, ? (broadcast date; taped 22 Jan 1993) *

13 – w/ Guy Clark, Allen Toussaint and Sonny Landreth, In Their Own Words, The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA (two shows) *

15 – w/ Guy Clark, Allen Toussaint and Sonny Landreth, In Their Own Words, Birchmere Restaurant, Washington DC (two shows) *

20 – E-Town radio show, ? (taping date; broadcast 19 Mar 1993) *


January

17 – Reunion On The Mall, Bill Clinton Inauguration Celebration, Washington DC *

22 – E-Town radio show, ? (taping date; broadcast 12 Feb 1993) *

29 – w/ Guy Clark, Joe Ely, and Allen Toussaint, In Their Own Words, Rhythm Cafe, Santa Ana CA *

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2001 Tour

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? unknown info
* confirmed
# taken from tape trader lists (and therefor far from reliable)
% major doubts over appearance at this event


November

1 – Luther’s Blues, Madison WI

2 – 400 Bar, Minneapolis MN *

3 – West End Cultural Centre, Winnipeg, Canada

4 – New City Likwid Lounge, Edmonton, Canada

5 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom, University Of Calgary, Calgary, Canada *

6 – Capitol Theatre, Nelson, Canada

7 – Legends, Victoria, Canada

8 – Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, Canada

9 – The Blue Loon, Fairbanks AK

10 – Atwood Concert Hall, Performing Arts Center, Anchorage AK *

11 – Alice’s Champagne Palace, Homer AK


October

31 – Cubby Bear Wrigleyville, Chicago IL


September

3 – A La Carte, A La Park, Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA*


August

4 – Newport Folk Festival, Fort Adams State Park, Newport RI (3-5 Aug) (w/ guest appearance by Sam Bush, Baba Maal & the Waifs) *

21 – Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis MD

22 – w/ The Perverse Allstars, Ram’s Head Tavern, Annapolis MD*

23 – Village Underground, New York NY*

24 – The Smoking Room, Stone Coast Brewing Co., Portland ME

25 – w/ The Perverse Allstars, Higher Ground, Winooski VT *

26 – w/ The Perverse Allstars, 9:30 Club, Washington DC [setlist] *

27 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ

28 – Mahaiwe Tri-Plex Theatre, Great Barrington MA *

? – The River Music Hall, The River 92.5FM, Boston MA

29 – House of Blues, Cambridge MA

30 – House of Blues, Cambridge MA

31 – North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA


July

1 – Third Annual Taos Solar Music Festival, Kit Carson Park, Taos NM *

6 – Winnipeg Folk Festival, Birds Hill Provincial Park, Winnipeg, Canada (5-8 July) *

8 – Sue Foley with special guest Michelle Shocked, Bluesfest 2001, Le Breton Flats, Ottawa, Canada (6-15 Jul)

9 – The Ark, Ann Arbor MI*

10 – Patio Lounge, Indianapolis IN *

12 – Blue Cat’s, Knoxville TN

13 – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY *

14 – Club Tavern, Middleton WI*

15 – w/ The Perverse Allstars, 4th Annual LaSalle Chicago Folk & Roots Festival, Welles Park, Chicago IL (14-15 July) *

16 – Fox Theatre & Cafe, Boulder CO *

17 – Riverwalk Center, Breckenridge CO

18 – Hannibal Brown’s, Aspen CO

19 -Twilight Concert Series, Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City UT

20 – Rico Theatre and Cafe, Rico CO *

22 – Ralph Nader’s People Have The Power Tour, Phoenix Civic Plaza Ballroom, Phoenix AZ*


June

8 – Frutigen – The Musicfestival, Frutigen, Switzerland (8-10 June)

14 – Metropolitan Performing Arts Center, Spokane WA (Michelle & Fiachna O’Braonain only) *

15 – Showbox Music Club, Seattle WA*

16 – Aladdin Theatre & Performance Center, Portland OR *

17 – Wild Duck, Eugene OR

18 – The Big Easy, Boise ID

19 – Big Ed’s Alley Inn, Reno NV

20 – Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA

21 – Veterans Memorial Hall, Grass Valley CA *

22 – The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA *

23 – Cafe Tomo, Arcata CA

24 – The Carriage House, Villa Montalvo, Saratoga CA *

26 – w/ The Perverse Allstars, Cajun House, Scottsdale AZ*

27 – Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana CA (Kerry Getz opened) *

28 – 17th Annual Twilight Dance Series, Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica CA*

29 – The Fillmore, San Francisco CA (Bonfire Madigan opened)*


May

4 – w/ St. Paul Church of God in Christ Choir, Rhodes Gospel Tent, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, New Orleans Fair Grounds, New Orleans LA (27 Apr-6 May) *

10 – Thunder Road, Codevilla, Italy

11 – Border Line, Pisa, Italy

12 – Velvet Club, Rimini, Italy

14 – Chiesa S.Maria dello Spasimo, Palermo, Italy

15 – Centro Congressi Marconi, Alcamo, Italy

16 – Circolo Arci Mercati Generali, Catania, Italy (accompanied by Italian violin player) *

18 – Only A Hobo Festival, Sala Marna, Sesto Calende, Italy (played a couple of songs with Victoria Williams and was accompanied on some others by Victoria’s band)*

19 – Barfly Club, Ancona, Italy (Dynora Springs supporting)

24 – Jux Tap, Sarzana, Italy

26 – Nuova Palestra Istituto S. Bernardino, Chiari, Italy

27 – The Neverending Birthday festival in honour of Bob Dylan, Convitto Vescovile, Alba, Italy (24-27 May)*

29 – Turning Leaf Marquee, Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, Hay-on-Wye, Wales (free; 24 May-3 June)*


April

9 -Words And Music From Studio A, 90.7FM WFUV, Fordham University, New York NY [broadcast date; taping date ~9 Mar 2001]*


March

6 – w/ Rob Wasserman, Home, Mark Morris Dance Group, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York NY *

7 – Village Underground, New York NY *

8 – Village Underground, New York NY *

9 – Words And Music From Studio A, 90.7FM WFUV, Fordham University, New York NY [taping date; broadcast date 9 Apr 2001]*

9 – Village Underground, New York NY*

10 – w/ Rob Wasserman, Home, Mark Morris Dance Group, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York NY

19 – Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland (Liam O’Maonlai put in an appearance) *

20 – Waterfront, Norwich, England *

21 – The Concorde 2, Brighton, England

22 – Dingwalls, Camden, London, England *

23 – Blackheath Concert Halls, London, England

24 – Zodiac, Oxford, England *

25 – Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, England *

26 – The Junction, Cambridge, England *

27 – Irish Centre, Leeds, England *

28 – The Lomax, Liverpool, England *


February

19 – VINX & Friends, House Of Blues Sunset Strip, Los Angeles [benefit for the Lili Claire Foundation to aid those born with Williams syndrome; other performers include VINX, Darius Rucker, Jackson Browne and Stewart Copeland]

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2002 Tour

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? unknown info
* confirmed
# taken from tape trader lists (and therefor far from reliable)
% major doubts over appearance at this event


December

1 – Main Room, Glee Club, Birmingham, England

3 – The No Bush War Tour, Ambassador Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


November

1 – Kulturfabrik, Krefeld, Germany

2 – 03, Tilburg, The Netherlands

3 – Milkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands *

5 – Forum, Bielefeld, Germany

6 – E-Werk, Erlangen, Germany *

7 – Szene, Vienna, Austria *

8 – Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany *

9 – Treibhaus, Innsbruck, Austria*

10 – Orto, Ljubljana, Slovenia

13 – Muhle Hunziken, Bern, Switzerland

14 – Albani, Winterthur, Switzerland

15 – Teatro Tonio Dei, Lanusei, Italy

16 – Corallo Rock Club, Scandiano, Italy

20 – La Paloma, Barcelona, Spain

22 – Divan du Monde, Paris, France*

23 – Cactus Club, Brugge, Belgium *

25 – The Fleece, Bristol, England

26 – Marquee Club, London, England *

27 – The Junction, Cambridge, England

28 – Manchester Academy 3, University of Manchester, Manchester, England

30 – King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland


October

5 – Performance supporting Fair Trade – Not Free Trade rally, Bayfront Park, Duluth MN (Barbara Dane and Alice Stuart also performing) *

16 -Club Lek radio show, VPRO, Studio Desmet, Amsterdam, The Netherlands*

21 – La Boite, Barcelona, Spain [benefit for Ecologists In Action]

22 – El Laboratorio, Madrid, Spain [benefit for Ecologists In Action]

24 – Lille Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark

25 – John Dee, Oslo, Norway

27 – Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany *

28 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany*

29 – Kantine, Cologne, Germany

30 – Centralstation, Darmstadt, Germany


 

September

2 – Bumbershoot Festival (30 Aug-2 Sep), Mercer Arts Arena, Seattle Center, Seattle WA*

28 – Speaker at World Bank/International Monetary Fund D.C. Action, Washington DC *


August

14 – Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, Milwaukee WI *

16 – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, Planet Bluegrass, Lyons CO (16-18 Aug)

17 – Rico Theatre, Rico CO

20 – Blue Heron Club, Missoula MT *

21 – Zebra Cocktail Lounge, Bozeman MT

22 – Harry O’s, Park City UT

23 – Summer Concert Series, Tennis Meadows, Steamboat Springs CO

24 – Olathe Community Park, Olathe CO [benefit for KVNF community radio]

25 – Egyptian Theatre, Boise ID [CANCELLED]

27 – Borealis Theatre, Alaska State Fair, Anchorage AK *

29 – McNear’s Mystic Theatre, Petaluma CA

30 – Rio Theatre, Santa Cruz CA*

31 -Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Yosemite CA (29 Aug-1 Sep)


July

1 – Ranch Bowl, Omaha NE

2 – Grand Emporium, Kansas City MO

4 – Tennis Meadows, Steamboat Springs CO (as well as her own set she also performed “Blackberry Blossom” with the String Cheese Incident) *

5 – Jazz Aspen Snowmass Thursday Night Free Concert Series, Snowmass Town Park, Snowmass Village Resort, Aspen CO

6 – Roosevelt’s Tavern, Ketchum ID

7 – Waterfront Blues Festival (3-7 Jul), McCall Waterfront Park, Portland OR (Michelle also joined Gatemouth Brown towards the end of his set) *

15 – Words and Music from Studio A, WFUV, Fordham University, New York NY *

20 – State Theatre, Portland ME (special guests Johnny A)

21 – Central Park Concert Series, Agnes MacDonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady NY *

22 – The Turning Point, Piermont NY*

23 – Toad’s Place, New Haven CT [DID NOT EVENTUATE]

25 – Area 22, Newport RI

26 – Warsaw, Brooklyn NY (Danielle Howle also on the bill)

27 – Stephen Talkhouse, Amagansett NY

28 – Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Conservation Area, Guelph, Canada (26-28 July) *


June

8 – Girl Scouts 90th Anniversary Sing-Along, The National Mall, Washington Monument, Washington DC *

13 – The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano CA (Marie Butterly(?) and Saw Doctors opening) *

14 – Rollin’ On The River, Wingfield Park Amphitheatre, Reno NV (Friday evenings 14 June – 23 August)

15 – Live Oak Music Festival, Santa Barbara CA (14-16 Jun) *

16 – Stern Grove Festival, Sigmund Stern Grove, San Francisco CA*

18 – Lower Native Sons Hall, Courtenay, Canada

19 – Richard’s on Richards, Vancouver, Canada

20 – Capitol Theatre, Nelson, Canada

21 – The State, Regina, Canada

22 – Le Rendezvous, St. Boniface, Winnipeg, Canada

23 – The Cabooze, Minneapolis MN (Shemekia Copeland opening)

25 – Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington IN

26 – Headliners Music Hall, Louisville KY *

27 – Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak MI

29 – WYCE Show on the lawn of Gibson’s, Grand Rapids MI

30 – City Folk Sunday Breakfast, WFUV, Fordham University, New York NY*

30 – Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH *


May

1 – Interview on Morning Edition, NPR radio, recorded in New Orleans (broadcast date; taped ?)

6 – w/ The Perverse All-Stars, Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis MD *

7 – Birchmere, Alexandria VA

8 – Village Underground, New York NY *

9 – Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge MA

10 – Higher Ground, Winooski VT

11 – w/ The Perverse All-Stars, Ballroom, Pearl Street Nightclub, Northampton MA *

12 – North Star Bar, Philadelphia PA

13 – Rosebud Cafe, Pittsburgh PA *

15 – Village Underground, New York NY *

16 – Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC

17 – Asheville Music Zone, Asheville NC *

18 – WMNF 88.5 FM’s 21st Annual Tropical Heatwave, Cuban Club Courtyard, Tampa FL (Hackensaw Boys, Sonny Landreth, Link Wray and Buffalo Strange also playing)

19 – 10 High, Atlanta GA


April

? – Club R&R, Radio & Records (R&R) (radio and record industries information provider), ? (sometime during the week ending 3 April) *

3 -Morning Becomes Eclectic radio show, KCRW, Los Angeles CA*

9 – Official launch of SweatX (LA’s first-ever unionized and worker-owned garment manufacturing co-operative), SweatX factory, Los Angeles CA *

12 – Southgate House, Newport KY *

13 – 3rd and Lindsley, Nashville TN *

14 – Streetside Records instore performance, University City store, Saint Louis MO

14 – Mississippi Nights, Saint Louis MO

15 – Dave’s on Dickson, Fayetteville AR *

17 – w/ The Perverse All-Stars, Continental Club, Houston TX*

18 – w/ The Perverse All-Stars, Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas TX (Slim Richey’s Dream Band opened) *

19 – Radio station KGSR, Austin TX *

19 – Old Settler’s Music Festival, Salt Lick Pavilion, Austin TX (19-21 Apr)*

20 – Paramount Nightclub, Santa Fe NM *

21 – Whole Earth Festival, Lake Balboa Park, Van Nuys CA (20-21 Apr) *

23 – The Alley, Flagstaff AZ

24 – Fox Theatre, Boulder CO

24 – E-Town radio show, Telluride Conference Center, Telluride CO (broadcast date; taped 12 Mar 2002) *

25 – Launchpad, Albuquerque NM

26 – El Taoseno, Taos NM *

27 – Zephyr Club, Salt Lake City UT

28 – Upstage Center Theatre, Carson City NV


March

12 – E-Town In T-Town, Telluride Conference Center, Telluride CO (taping date; broadcast 24 April 2002)*

23 – Rolling Thunder Down Home Democracy Tour, Travis County Expo Center, Austin TX *


January

12 – Main Stage Amphitheater, Calliope Fest, Young Circle Park, Hollywood FL

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Lyrics

180 Proof – lyrics
33 R.P.M. Soul – lyrics with chords
5 am In Amsterdam – lyrics
A Child Like Grace – lyrics
Anchorage – liner – tablature – lyrics with chords
Arkansas Traveler – lyrics
Ballad Of The Battle Of The Ballot and the Bullet – Part 1: Ugly Americans – lyrics
Black Widow – tablature – lyrics with chords
Blackjack Heart – lyrics
Blackberry Blossom – lyrics with chords
Campus Crusade – lyrics
Can’t Take My Joy – lyrics
The Cement Lament – lyrics with chords
Cold Comfort – lyrics
Come A Long Way – lyrics with chords
Contest Coming (Cripple Creek) – lyrics with chords
Crying Shame – lyrics
Disoriented – lyrics
Don’t Ask – lyrics
Don’t Tell – lyrics
Down On Thomas Street – lyrics
Drip Dry – lyrics
Early Morning Saturday – lyrics
Eddie – lyrics
Elaborate Sabotage – lyrics
Evacuation Route – lyrics
Fever Breaks – lyrics
Flight of Fancy – lyrics
Fogtown – lyrics with chords
Fool For Cocaine – lyrics
Fools Like Us – lyrics
Forgive To Forget – lyrics
Fred’s Winter Song – lyrics
Flying Lesson – lyrics
Garden Salad Diplomacy – lyrics
Ghost Town (Who Cares?) – lyrics
Giantkiller – lyrics
Go In Peace – lyrics
Goodbye – lyrics
Good News – lyrics
(Making The Run To) Gladewater – lyrics with chords
God Is A Real Estate Developer – lyrics with chords
Graffiti Limbo – lyrics with chords
Groove Baby’s Lullaby – lyrics
Hardcore Hornography – lyrics
Hardly Gonna Miss Him – lyrics
Hard Way – lyrics
Heart to Heart- lyrics
Hello Hopeville – lyrics with chords
Hi Skool – lyrics
Hold Me Back (Frankie & Johnny) – lyrics with chords
Homestead – lyrics
How You Play The Game – lyrics with chords
I Know What You Need – lyrics
If Love Was A Train – lyrics with chords
If Not Here – lyrics
Joy – lyrics
Jump Jim Crow / Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – lyrics with chords
The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore – tablature
La Cantina El Gato Negro – lyrics
Lagniappe – lyrics
Laundry Day – lyrics
Liquid Prayer – lyrics
Little Billie – lyrics
Live And Learn – lyrics
Lonely Planet – lyrics
Looks Like Mona Lisa – lyrics with chords
Love’s Song – lyrics
Match Burns Twice – lyrics
Memories Of East Texas – tablature – lyrics with chords
Moanin’ Dove – lyrics
Mouth Of The Mississippi – lyrics
Must Be Luff – lyrics with chords
(Don’t You Mess Around with) My Little Sister – lyrics with chords
Necktie – lyrics with chords
No Sign Of Rain – lyrics
No Wonder – lyrics
On The Greener Side – lyrics with chords
Only A Lover – lyrics
Other People – lyrics
Over The Waterfall – lyrics with chords
Paperboy – lyrics
Peach Fuzz – lyrics
Picoesque – lyrics
Poll Tax Song – lyrics
Prodigal Daughter (Cotton Eyed Joe) – lyrics with chords
Psalm – lyrics
Psalm 114 – lyrics
Quality Of Mercy – lyrics
Remodeling The Pentagon – lyrics
Russian Roulette – lyrics with chords
Secret To A Long Life – lyrics with chords
See the Sea – lyrics
Shaking Hands (Soldier’s Joy) – lyrics with chords
Silent Ways – lyrics with chords
Silver Spoon – lyrics
Sleep Keeps Me Awake – lyrics with chords
Steppin’ Out – lyrics
Stillborn – lyrics
Strawberry Jam – lyrics with chords
Streetcorner Ambassador – lyrics with chords 
Tabloid – lyrics
That’s So Amazing – lyrics
The 4/4 Troubador (Incomplete Image) – lyrics
The Ballad Of Patch Eye And Meg – lyrics
The Bitter Pill – lyrics
The Chain Smoker – lyrics
The Hep Cat – lyrics
The Secret Admirer – lyrics
Too Little Too Late – lyrics with chords
True Story – lyrics
Used Car Lot – lyrics
V.F.D. – lyrics with chords
Wanted Man – lyrics
Waterproof – lyrics
Weasel Be Poppin’ – lyrics
Weaving Way – lyrics with chords
What Can I Say – lyrics
When I Grow Up – liner – lyrics with chords
Why Do I Get The Feeling? – lyrics
Winter Wheat – lyrics
Worth The Weight – lyrics
Yamboree Queen – lyrics
You Take The Cake – lyrics


Bio

1.
Michelle Shocked is a traveling troubadour whose musical talent is so eclectic it is difficult to categorize. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman.

In a 26-year career that has seen critical acclaim at every juncture, she famously escaped major-label indentured servitude in 1996, subverting the artist-label relationship that helped lead to the current trend toward artistic self-containment. She has made good use of her independence, releasing more critically-acclaimed albums on her Mighty Sound label. Her 2009 album, Soul of My Soul, was the latest of these. Her current work-in-progress, the as-yet-unrecorded Indelible Women is schedule for a 2014 release. In 2010, she launched Roadworks, an ongoing, 5-year touring project which curates audience’s favorite songs while developing Indelible Women. “Michelle Shocked” is the nom de guerre given at her arrest in a political protest called “The War Chest Tour” during the 1984 Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, California. The demonstration challenged the practice of U.S. corporations receiving lucrative military contracts from the U.S. government while giving generous campaign contributions to both political parties, thus benefiting from political favors regardless of election results. “Michelle Shocked” was intended to invoke the spectre of “shell shock” as a result of Reagan’s Cold War policies.

2.
For over 20 years, acclaimed picker-poet Michelle Shocked has been generating compelling lyrics and mneumonic melodies. In the ’80’s, she was thrust into an inadvertent recording career when a bootleg tape was released in England. In the ensuing bidding war following the phenomena of The Texas Campfire Tapes, Mercury Records signed her and she produced a trilogy of Grammy-nominated albums over the next five years, launched by her signature song, “Anchorage.”

3.
Shocked received her first international exposure in Europe, with her debut album, The Texas Campfire Tapes, a bootleg recorded around a festival campfire on a cassette recorder. Her U.S. debut came with the release of her 1988 album, Short Sharp Shocked on college radio rotations around the country, which was met with strong acclaim from listeners. The songs of Short Sharp Shocked are mostly about what it was like to grow up in rural Texas. Every song on this album is a gem. She signed with Mercury in 1987. Captain Swing, recorded in 1989, is almost perfect; the style is not exactly swing, because it’s also rock and roll. Arkansas Traveler, recorded in 1992, is mainly bluegrass. Michelle recorded and distributed Kind Hearted Woman in 1994 herself after leaving Mercury. In 1995, she contributed an original song to the soundtrack for the film Dead Man Walking called “Quality of Mercy”. In 1996, she released a studio version of an underground release Kind Hearted Woman. Starting in 2002 with the release of Deep Natural; Shocked established her own label, Mighty Sound. A 2005 trilogy called Threesome, and a 2007 bootleg of a gospel set called ToHeavenURide were followed In 2009 by her new album, Soul of My Soul, all released on Mighty Sound. Shocked continues to make music as an independent artist and currently lives in Downtown Los Angeles.

4.
Michelle Shocked – traveller, troubadour, a “picker-poet,” as they say in Texas. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury Records to offer the newcomer a recording contract. – “The most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet.”

5.
An awfully authoritative-sounding internet rock guide insists that Michelle Shocked’s life must be fiction. But if it seems like an incredible road movie, a tall tale, a legend, it is no mystery. Michelle Shocked set forth on her adventure ever so young but ever so determined to jump past, jump through, jump beyond any boundary…CLICK FOR FULL TEXT OF BIO CHOICE #5

6.
“I’m the most sophisticated hillbilly you’ll ever meet.”

When Michelle Shocked says this about herself, it’s hard not to crack up. ‘Hillbilly,’ after all, is no compliment. And frankly… CLICK FOR FULL TEXT OF BIO CHOICE #6

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Welcome to draft your own using info from above. Beware Wikipedia. It’s biased and ignorant. All Music Guide? Yep, that too.

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