An interview before St. Louis
Gutsy blues singer Shemekia Copeland says everyone is on the outskirts of something — “whether it’s justice, homelessness or something else, a woman driving out of Nashville with a body in the trunk.” That’s the idea that led to […] Outskirts of Love. “That’s why at the end (of the album) I’m saying, ‘Lord help us,’ we all need help going through the things we’re going through,” she says […]
“I always want to be talking about issues, what’s going on with politics, religion, religious hypocrites, domestic violence — they all touch me,” she says. “I did an interview (recently), and the guy asked me if I could change one thing, what would it be? I said greed.”
She calls greed the reason “everything is so messed up. Nobody is satisfied with what they’ve got, and they want to kill or do whatever to get what they want. That’s why we have war.”
Kevin C. Johnson wrote a full piece about Shemekia for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch before her show on Sunday, September 20 at Beale on Broadway in St. Louis.
Read the full article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
More info about the show.