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Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked
Born: Feb 24, 1962 in Dallas, TX
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Genre: Folk, Pop/Rock
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Short Sharp Shocked
Released: 1988
Label: Mercury
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Michelle Shocked is asked in the song "Anchorage," "What's it like to be a skateboard punk rocker?" Perhaps it takes a flashback like Short Sharp Shocked to fully answer the more interesting question, ...Read full review
Arkansas Traveler
Released: 1991
Label: PolyGram
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One may feel a certain pity for Mercury Records when it took delivery of Michelle Shocked's third album for the label, Arkansas Traveler. Mercury had signed the feisty country-folk singer/songwriter in ...Read full review
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