IMAC TO PRESENT A CONCERT WITH
Friday, May 11th, 2007 at 8PM
Tickets: $37.50 Full Price / $28.50 IMAC Members
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On Friday, May 11th, 2007 at 8PM, the Inter-Media Art Center (also known as “IMAC”) in Huntington, Long Island will present an evening with Folk singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked.
Michelle Shocked is a traveler and a troubadour; a “picker-poet”, as they say in Texas. As a young feminist, Shocked left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, a musical vagabond caught up in Regan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony Walkman. Released as The Texas Campfire Tapeswithout Shocked’s authority, its success enticed Mercury Records to offer Shocked a recording contract.
For Mercury, Shocked recorded a trilogy of albums that stand as a captivating primer on American music: Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing and Arkansas Traveler. Songs like “Anchorage”, “Come a Long Way” and “On The Greener Side” achieved popular success. Shocked launched her own label, Mighty Sound, in 2001. A gospel-tinged debut, Deep Natural in 2002 was followed by reissues of her Mercury albums. 2005 saw her simultaneously releasing another trilogy: the roots-rocking ‘divorce album’ Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, a Disneyfied western swing set Got No Strings and the Latin/ Blues blast Mexican Standoff. Shocked’s bold creativity and adventurous musical style mark her as a true American original.
Tickets for this performance are $37.50 ($28.50 for IMAC Members). For tickets or further information on this performance, or on other IMAC programs, call IMAC's 24-hour Arts-Line at (631) 549-ARTS. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater from noon to 6PM, Tuesday through Friday, 2PM to 6PM on Saturdays and after 2PM on the day of the performances. For further information, call IMAC's business office at (631) 549-9666.
The Inter-Media Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit Media and Performing Arts Center whose programs and services are supported in part by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts (a state agency), Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Town of Huntington, NYS Senator Carl Marcellino, by a grant from The Harmon Foundation, as well as by the Members of IMAC. IMAC also gratefully acknowledges support from Korg USA, The Emily T. Allen & Linda P. Allen and F. Towne Allen Charitable Gift Fund at The Boston Foundation, The D’Addario Foundation for the Performing Arts, JBL Pro, AutoOne Insurance, Peconic Bay Winery, The Lowerre Family Trust, Branch Financial Services and Olivia and Harlan Fischer.