Michelle Shocked Trilogy Residency - Short Sharped Shocked (1988) featuring the legendary guitarist Pete Anderson and his trio - 6/27/2017
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)
Short Sharp Shocked is the leader of the pack. In the summer of 1988, the windows of the Lower East Side were blasting the blues shuffle of If Love was a Train in anticipation of that fall's hit single, Anchorage and a tropical winter-blues chaser When I Grow Up soon followed. Short Sharp Shocked was the delivery on the promise of an auspicious Cinderella story, when Michelle was "discovered" in the UK by a bootleg recording released by the indie label Cooking Vinyl. To no one's surprise, the studio effort was even more confident than the candid snapshot of the ingenue captured at a Texas campfire. The balladry and regional narratives of Short Sharp Shocked belie the punk-aggro cover of the album, a news photo of the young squatter arrested in a San Francisco protest. The Grammy nomination for a freshman effort was industry acknowledgment of a solid sender.