Thursday, March 31, 2005

I'm Shocked, Shocked, Shocked!

According to, Michelle Shocked has three albums coming out:

"Don't Ask Don't Tell," is a bluesy rock album, produced by Dusty Wakeman (Dwight Yoakam) with his Mad Dog studio house band -- guitarist Doug Pettibone, keyboardist Skip Edwards and drummer Dave Raven -- backing Shocked.

"Got No Strings," meanwhile, is a campy, Western swing interpretation of 10 Disney film favorites that will earn the singer comparisons to k.d. lang. ETown's Nick Forster produced the set, which boasts everything from "The Jungle Book" number "Bare Necessities" to the "Dumbo" classic "Baby Mine."

The last of the three is "Mexican Standoff," described as a tribute to Shocked's Texas roots and the Latin aspect of her adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Wakeman with help on one half from Los Lobos' Steve Berlin and Mark Howard (Lucinda Williams, Vic Chesnutt) on the other. Vocally recalling Bonnie Raitt on this one, Shocked is backed by a cast that includes Attractions/Imposters drummer Pete Thomas and Los Super Seven's Max Baca on Bajo Sexto, a traditional 12-string conjunto instrument.
Hey, girl, what's it like to release three albums? Three albums, imagine that!

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