Texas's badass Godmother of Americana touches the third rail yet again... Arrested for peaceful protest. Ridiculed for dissecting the censored history of blackface. Blacklisted for antagonising virtual-media zombies. Notoriously blacklisted as the world's greatest homophobe. This August, triple Grammy nominated artist Michelle Shocked celebrates the 30th anniversary since the launch of her Mercury Trilogy (Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing and Arkansas Traveler) with a triumphant victory lap bringing her electrifying shows to a self-medicating world that needs to wake the f*ck up.