Don't Ask, Don't Tell

A rock album, full of guitar and guts, produced by Dusty Wakeman (Dwight Yoakam, Anne McCue.) Early comparisons have been drawn to Richard Thompson's Shoot out the Lights with the chromatic eclecticism of an album like Los Lobos' Kiko.

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How You Play the Game

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Mexican Standoff

This is 'Border Americana,' Shocked's unique tribute to both her Latin and Texas roots.  Grounded in the blues tradition that infuses all of her work, it squares off with the influences of her adapted home, Los Angeles. 'You know more Spanish than you think you do,' is how she accounts for the showdown between the Texas blues on one side and the 'Spanglish' stories she weaves on the other. 

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La Cantina el Gato Negro

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Got No Strings

A Western swing twist on Disney songs produced by Nick Forster (Hot Rize, ETown.) For young and old alike, the album was a collaboration with Disney artist David Willardson.

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Spoonful of Sugar

 

THREESOME

2005 is a big year for Michelle Shocked. She released three new albums in June on her own Mighty Sound label through RED Distribution. "Threesome," a series of producer collaborations, continues the "American Trilogy" concept of her first three Mercury albums, to be followed by another trilogy next year.