Songs played by Michelle Shocked for today's show:
- "How You Play the Game"
- "Don't Ask"
- "Used Car Lot"
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.
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.