The Boards (Venue 59)
Tuesday 8th August 20.00
We (DarkChat David and Anne) have admired this singer/songwriter since being introduced to 'The Texas Campfire Tapes' in the mid 1980s and see Michelle Shocked perform whenever we have the opportunity.
We were therefore delighted to discover she would be at the Edinburgh Fringe this year but surprised to find her show
listed as Music/Performance Art. The reason for this is soon apparent. Michelle Shocked apologies at the outset that
she is not yet word perfect so will keep her notes to hand, as she doesn't want to miss any detail of the story she has
It is a sobering tale of stifled creativity, misunderstanding and misrepresentation. Despite her trials and tribulations, this
talented writer and performer's love of music is undiminished and her story is interspersed with songs from her 'Captain
We understand why Michelle Shocked needs to tell her story but the message is unrelenting. We would have loved to
hear some new songs from this artist with such a distinct musical voice, however, the absence of new material is
perhaps the point of her show.