We use cookies on our website. Are you happy to continue? Yes More Information

Cookie Information

On 26 May 2011, the rules about cookies on websites changed. This site uses cookies. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. We also use a Google Analytics script which uses cookies. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. However, you may block cookies from this site at any time from within your browser.

Are you happy to continue? Yes Close

the online live music gig guide for the midlands

What Is An Exchange Server
Surge Music Gig Guide

Date Picker

Mar 2017 >
SMTWTFS
>   1234
>567891011
>12131415161718
>19202122232425
>2627282930311
23 March 2017

Click on a day to show gigs for that date or click the > to show gigs for the whole week

Surge Music Gig Guide
Drum Lessons with Simon Greenhill
My Great Affliction
Boar's Head (Kidderminster)
Advertise here
Surge Music Gig Guide

Band Info


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

Shocked is a traveler and a troubadour; a “picker-poet,” as they say in Texas. As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, a musical vagabond 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.

For Mercury, Shocked recorded a trilogy of albums that stand as a captivating primer on American music. Short Sharp Shocked’s spirited folk-rock progressed into Captain Swing’s energetic jump blues, expanding to Arkansas Traveler’s travelogue of minstrel-era country. While songs like “Anchorage,” “Come a Long Way” and “On the Greener Side” achieved popular success, her stylistic iconoclasm frustrated Mercury, particularly since she retained ownership of her masters. Shocked spent several years battling the label before finally “liberating” herself, citing the 13th Amendment.

ToHeavenYouRide spotlights Shocked where she’s always shone brightest—live onstage, delivering for an audience. The album captures her at her most soulful—in the original spiritual sense of the term. So continues the journey of a true American original.

Michelle Shocked Gigs


Let us know about a gig!

Bookmark and Share
Surge Music Gig Guide