Michelle Shocked Trilogy Residency - Captain Swing (1989) - 7/27/17

Thursday, July 27 2017 6:00 PM Doors / 8:00 PM Start
Thu Jul 27 2017

Michelle Shocked Trilogy Residency - Captain Swing (1989) - 7/27/17

at City Winery Chicago

6:00 PM
8:00 PM




Join us for a special 3-show residency with Michelle Shocked. Michelle will perform 3 classic albums in their entirety (and more) over 3 nights.

6/27: Short Sharp Shocked (1988)
7/27: Captain Swing (1989)
8/23: Arkansas Traveler (1992)

Captain Swing is a misunderstood middle child. The sophomore studio effort was a bold success by any measure, with a heavy rotation single, On the Greener Sider later nominated for a 1990 MTV Award, a near-miss with (Don't You Mess Around With) My Little Sister featured in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise and a strut through  American jazz/blues traditions headlining a national tour with Tower of Power. Captain Swing featured jump blues, Dixieland, Delta blues, western swing, big band, bebop and even a lime-twist of African palm-wine. Unprecedented in it's audacity, a Texan naif was swinging for the fences in a major label showdown that bet the farm on the staying power of swing. "Swing is a feeling, everything else is just style" Michelle boldly declared on the album's back cover.