2004 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


11 – Pappy and Harriet’s Place, Pioneertown CA

12 – Mystic Theater, Petaluma CA (The Waybacks opening and then backing Michelle) *

13 – We The Planet Festival, Henry J. Kaiser Center, Oakland CA (The Waybacks backing Michelle)

14 – Soho, Santa Barbara CA


1 – State Theatre, Falls Church VA *

2 – The Point, Bryn Mawr PA *

3 – Colony Cafe, Woodstock NY

8 – Jittoku, Kyoto, Japan

10 – Cafe Goatee, Kamakura, Japan


11 – Kulak’s Woodshed, North Hollywood CA (Jack Tempchin and Quincy also playing; webcast)

17 – MCing Concerts For Change – Girls Gone Kerry, Fais Do Do, LA [may also have performed]

22 – Metropolitan Theater, Morgantown WV [SHOW CANCELLED]

23 – Starr Hill Music Hall, Charlottesville VA *

24 – Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony, Americana Music Association Conference (23-25 Sep), Convention Center, Nashville TN (performed with Pete Anderson) *

25 – Americana Music Association Conference (23-25 Sep) showcase, 12th & Porter, Nashville TN (Bernie Leadon, Jay Farrar and Arthur Godfrey also performing)

26 – Biddeford Green Party Benefit, Biddeford ME

27 – Iron Horse, Northampton MA

29 – Regent Theater, Arlington MA *

30 – Arlene’s Grocery Store, New York NY (show moved from Irving Plaza)


3 – The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan (other Formoz Festival acts also performing)

10 – Unplug Bush, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles CA [ReDefeatBush.com benefit; Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & Johnette Napolitano also playing] *

13 – Magic City Blues Music Festival, Montana Avenue (downtown), Billings MT *

14 – Stephen Talkhouse, Long Island NY

15 – Club Passim, Cambridge MA

18 – Molly Malone’s, Los Angeles CA (Hoe Down For Bill Lawson Benefit Show)

27 – These Friday Nights: Summer Songwriters’ Series, Theatricum Botanicum, Topanga CA


15 – Mo Diggity’s, Salt Lake City UT [DID NOT EVENTUATE]

16 – Strings In The Mountain Music Festival, Different Tempo Series, Music Festival Park, Steamboat Springs CO

17 – Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada CO

28 – Jittoku, Kyoto, Japan

30 – Mountain Stage, Formoz Festival, Taipei Childrens Recreation Center, Yuanshan Park, Taipei, Taiwan*


3 – FolkScene radio show, WUMB, Boston MA (broadcast date; taped 10 Mar 2004)

23 – Martyr’s, Chicago IL

24 – High Noon Saloon, Madison WI

25 – Welcome To Brew-Town, Green Party National Convention, Milwaukee WI*

26 – Vashon Theatre, Vashon Island WA (Benefit for Vashon Youth & Family Services)*


1 – Interview & performance on Dick Pleasants’ morning show, WUMB, Boston MA*

1 – Student Union Ballroom, University Of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

2 – No Censorship Radio program, WMBR 88.1 FM, Cambridge MA*

3 – Newburyport City Hall, Newburyport MA (Boston Social Forum Benefit; Lucian Parkin opening)

4 – Middle East Club (Downstairs), Cambridge MA (w/ Noam Chomsky; Boston Social Forum Benefit)

16 – Cave Creek Coffee Company & Wine Bar, Cave Creek AZ

17 – Borders Convention, Phoenix, AZ

19 – Sweet Relief Badass Benefit Concert, Troubadour, Hollywood CA (Jim Lauderdale, Grant Lee Phillips, Michael Penn, Peter Himmelman and The Tramps also playing; benefit for Sweet Relief Musicians Fund)

22 – Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago IL

26 – Memphis Minnies, Molly Malone’s, Los Angeles CA

30 – Topanga Days Country Fair, Topanga Canyon CA *


1 – Turning Point, Piermont NY *

2 – Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton MA

3 – Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ

4 – Tin Angel, Philadelphia PA *

5 – Rams Head Tavern, Annapolis MD *

6 – ?, Washington DC (Code Pink Benefit)

9 – Memphis Minnies featuring Michelle Shocked, Molly Malones, Los Angeles CA

10 – FolkScene radio show hosted by Howard Larman, The Longhouse, Encino CA (taping date; broadcast 3 Jun 2004)

16 – Memphis Minnies featuring Michelle Shocked, Molly Malones, Los Angeles CA

18 – Photo exhibit debut at The Rawk Show (10-21 March), Gallery Lombardi, Austin TX

19 – South by Soup Fest, Caritas of Austin, Austin TX

19 – Threadgill’s, Austin TX (benefit for Roky Erickson)

20 – End The Occupation March and Rally, Rosewood Park, Austin TX

20 – SXSW 2004 Music Festival Showcase, SXSW Music Conference & Festival (17-21 Mar), Fox & Hound, Austin TX

25 – The Yard, Santa Monica CA (Code Pink Benefit)

30 – Friends Meeting Hall, Cambridge MA (w/ Howard Zinn; Boston Social Forum Benefit) *

31 – Memorial Union Building Theater II, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH (Boston Social Forum Benefit)


1 – Super Bowl For Peace Rally, ?, Albuquerque NM (with Dennis Kucinich)

8 – Voice Of Democracy Sessions, Venice United Methodist Church, Los Angeles CA (Voices Of Democracy Benefit)

9 – Voice Of Democracy Sessions, Museum Of Photographic Arts, San Diego CA (Voice Of Democracy and Global Exchange Benefit)

21 – Women’s Building, San Francisco CA (Dennis Kucinich Fundraiser)

22 – ?, Petaluma CA (Dennis Kucinich Fundraiser)

24 – Club Tangier, Los Angeles CA (Co-op Benefit)

28 – Concert For Peace, Nassau Street Presbyterian Church, Princeton NJ (John Sebastian also playing; benefit for the Peace Action Education Fund of the Coalition For Peace Action)

29 – Towne Crier Cafe, Pawling NY (solo) *


3 – Peace rally, Austin Capitol, Austin TX (Bill Passalacqua also performing; Michelle sang Penny Evans & Tender Copmrade)

3 -Willie Nelson & Friends, Austin Music Hall, Austin TX (Willie Nelson, Tim Reynolds, Bonnie Raitt and Tish Hinojosa and Michael McDonald & Pat Simmons of the Doobie Brothers also playing; Benefit for Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich) *

6 – Kulak’s Woodshed, North Hollywood CA (Benefit for Grocery Strikers; The Blazers, Will B and Lowen & Navarro also playing; WEBCAST!)*

10 – Club Lingerie, Los Angeles CA (Benefit for Democratic Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich) (more info: Kucinich for President)

28 – Arts In Action, Los Angeles CA (benefit for Union Of Palestinian Medical Relief Communities and International Solidarity Movement activist Brian Avery)

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