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Famed singer to ‘roccupy’ Vashon

Michelle Shocked - Courtesy Photo
Michelle Shocked
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Grammy Award winner Michelle Shocked will return to Vashon with her 2012 “Roccupy” tour at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Open Space for Arts & Community.

It’s the third time Shocked has played a show on Vashon.

The famed singer and songwriter first had a gig on the Island in 2006, and returned the next year to play a sold-out benefit concert for Vashon Youth & Family Services and Rotary. She also played on the Island in 2006.

The concert on Saturday, part of a national tour, is inspired by the broad-based Occupy movement and Shocked’s involvement in the group Occupy Fights Foreclosures.

This tour introduces Jimmy Cabeza deVaca, an Angeleno who plays nylon-string guitar, accordion, banjo, electric guitar and piano. He will open the show with Shocked’s “Folkaoke” concept, accompanying volunteers from the audience who have a choice of singing “Blowing in the Wind,” “Deportee,” “Do-Re-Mi” or “This Land Is Your Land.”

For her part, Shocked will mix audience favorites spanning her two-decade-long career and also treat the audience to new material.

Tickets, $23 and $28, are on sale at Vashon Bookshop and www.brownpapertickets.com.

 

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