“A fiery, expressive singer”

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Shemekia Copeland © Photo Marilyn Stringer

Versatile vocalist Shemekia Copeland is a fiery, expressive singer who explores a range of popular genres from contemporary blues and gospel to soul to roots music.

Her new album, “Outskirts of Love,” on Alligator Records, reveals the range of her musical influences. The album features songs written by artists as varied as Solomon Burke and Jesse Winchester, and ZZ Top and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Copeland is a daughter of the late blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland. Her debut album in 1998 on Alligator stamped her as a blues star in the making. The album, “Turn the Heat Up,” drew critical acclaim, while her live appearances won her a dedicated audience that continues to grow.

By Jim Carroll, in The State Journal, before Shemekia’s show at the Grand Theater in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Tuesday, September 29.

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