Shemekia returns
to Teaneck, NJ

On her new album, “Outskirts of Love,” former Teaneck resident Shemekia Copeland gives voice and hope to troubled characters.

“Everybody is on the outskirts of something on this record, whether it’s love, justice, homelessness or whatever it may be,” Copeland said by phone. “I bring what’s very important to me to my records and always try to find a positive way to help people.”

“Outskirts of Love,” the feted blues singer’s first album in three years, was released last month. Copeland, who graduated from Teaneck High School in 1997, returns to the township on Tuesday for a show at Mexicali Live. (…)

By Brian Aberback, on, before Shemekia’s show this Tuesday, October 6, at Mexicali Live, in Teaneck, New Jersey, where she lived as a teenager.

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