NEW YORK CITY – – Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked joins the lineup of world-class musical acts performing at the interactive and improvised, hit show, Joe’s NYC Bar.

For over 20 years, acclaimed picker-poet Michelle Shocked has been generating compelling lyrics and mneumonic melodies. In the ’80′s, she was thrust into an inadvertent recording career when a bootleg tape was released in England. In the ensuing bidding war following the phenomena of The Texas Campfire Tapes, Mercury Records signed her and she produced a trilogy of Grammy-nominated albums over the next five years, launched by her signature song, “Anchorage.”


Fresh from a sellout run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Joe’s NYC Bar is
coming to New York for a limited 9-show stint at iconic Upper East Side hangout
Ryan’s Daughter, from January 6-15, 2017. Other musicians confirmed for the
house band line-up include Ken Rowell of the Baghdaddios, Louise Oliver &
Chris Gorman, Maks & Carly, Bandits on the Run, Elana J and The Grinders, and
Olive d’Nightlife.

Joe’s NYC Bar offers a safe space for audience members to interact with a
diverse cast of colorful, opinionated, and meticulously researched barflies about
issues close to their hearts; each with their individual narratives explored at every

“It’s a tricky balance, delivering a thought-provoking, improvised dialogue, while
giving audience members the chance to express their opinions and feel
accepted,” says creator Christian Kelty. “We make sure that no matter what your
point of view, there is a character who agrees with you.”

Musical acts scheduled:
January 6 & 15 – Ken Rowell of the Baghdaddios
January 7 – Michelle Shocked
January 8 &13 – Louise Oliver & Chris Gorman
January 9 – Maks and Carly
January 11 – Bandits on the Run
January 12 – Elana J and the Grinders
January 14 – Olive d’Nightlife

Joe’s NYC Bar
8:00 p.m. January 6-13 (dark Jan. 10)
3:00 p.m. January 8, 14 & 15
Ryan’s Daughter, 350 E 85th St (off 1st Ave), New York, NY 10028
$20 advance. $25 door.

Featuring NYC performing artists Frank Cardillo, Walter Michael DeForest,
Kelly Kinsella, Peter Michael Marino, Julia Register, David Rosenberg and
Adam Sullivan. Joining the cast are Joe’s Orlando and Edinburgh cast
members Christian Kelty, Jenn Gannon, Mark Ferrera and Timothy

Presented by Beckett Thomas Productions, Civil Disobedience
Productions, PM2 Entertainment, and Ryan’s Daughter.

Check out some more of the great line up at Joe’s NYC Bar this January:

There are some inconvenient truths that I’m now a born again, sanctified, saved-in-the-blood Christian. So much of what’s said and done in the name of that Christianity is appalling. According to my Bible, which I didn’t write, homosexuality is immoral. But homosexuality is no more or less a sin than fornication. And I’m a fornicator with a capital F. – Michelle Shocked

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