“Older and bolder”

New albums have become more than record releases to Shemekia Copeland — they’re new forums for her to speak her mind and spark change.

“I think I keep getting bolder and bolder in what I have to say,” she said from her home in Chicago. “I’m so confident talking about issues and things these days. And I like that.”

“I think it’s important what you put out there in the universe, and how you use your voice to speak and say things,” the 36-year-old said. “That’s becoming more and more important to me as I get older.”

“Shemekia Copeland gets ‘older and bolder’ with new album release” is the headline of the feature written by David Burke in Go&Do, the entertainment section of the Quad-Cities Times before Shemekia’s performance on Wednesday, September 23, at the Redstone Room in Davenport, Iowa.

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