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Michelle Shocked in-studio on World Cafe - 08/01/2005

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Triple-Barreled Tunes from Michelle Shocked

Triple-Barreled Tunes from Michelle Shocked

Michelle Shocked in-studio on World Cafe - 08/01/2005

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Studio Set

Songs played by Michelle Shocked for today's show:

  • "How You Play the Game"
  • "Don't Ask"
  • "Used Car Lot"
  • "Goodbye"

While growing up in Texas, songwriter Michelle Shocked was influenced by bluegrass, blues, and Texas swing. Her favorites included singer/songwriters like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.

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Those influences are evident on the music on her three new albums. Yes, that's three new albums. Don't Ask, Don't Tell; Got No Strings; and Mexican Standoff are coming out all once, giving listeners a taste of the music Shocked has long admired.

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