This reissue features 16 bonus tracks including previously unreleased
The second album in her debut trilogy, Michelle Shocked swings far
and wide along an unchartered path, exploring the blues she loves
is a feeling, everything else is just style" she declared, after
boldly exploring and presenting the blues terrain where she feels
most at home.
"It's blues with an upbeat, " she explains. "You
may be singing the blues, but the fact is, you're singing!" She
adds further, "People imagine blues is being down and out, miserable
and hopeless. But in truth, it's a journey in a strange land, trying
to find your way home."
Hailing from the East Texas territory
of Freddie King, Lightnin' Hopkins, King Curtis and Gatemouth Brown,
Victoria Williams and Leadbelly, she claims this unique swathe
of Americana as her musical playground.