It Shined is an exposes of the life and times of the band, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, in and out of the spotlight, and on and off of the stage. Follow the path of the band from its beginnings at the New Bijou Theater in 1971 to their gig on the stage of the Shrine Mosque in 2004. In between those dates, you'll find a cornucopia of stories--some good, some bad, some ugly, all entertaining. St. Louis native Michael Supe Granda has had his songs recorded by luminaries, such as Chet Atkins, Augie Meyers, Walter Egan, and Billy Brenner, and his essays about music, politics, and baseball have appeared in newspapers, periodicals, magazines, and other books. He helped form the Daredevels at the end of the 1960s and continues to write and record songs in Nashville.