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Customer Reviews

"You're so cool..."

My X-wife turned me on to Michelle Shocked in 1999. FUN music for happy people. Lay back and kick the BoBo with this cool chick's music. Miss ya Moira...

Great Album

Started listening to her back in 89 or so. I really like her album before this as well. It is a tie as to which one is better. Arkansas Traveler is good, but not as good as CAptin Swing & Short Sharp Shocked.


Born: February 24, 1962 in Dallas, TX

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Michelle Shocked was born Michelle Johnston in Dallas, TX, in 1962, where she spent her early childhood traveling around army bases. In 1977, she ran away from her Mormon fundamentalist mother to live with her father, who introduced her to country bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy and Leadbelly, as well as contemporary songwriters Guy Clark and Randy Newman. She spent the next several years exploring the folk underground, spending the early '80s in Austin, where she began honing her own songwriting skills....
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