“Artistic maturity
and social conscience”

Shemekia Copeland - Photo Jennifer Noble

Shemekia Copeland – Photo Jennifer Noble

Greg Easterling interviewed Shemekia for Chicago Blues Guide. During this very in-depth discussion, they talked about the record business, her songwriting process, her father and much more.

“Blues star Shemekia Copeland returns to home base with a new CD on Alligator that captures her artistic maturity and social conscience,” writes Greg Easterling before giving a brief recap of Shemekia’s achievements. “We had a chance to sit down with the award-winning blues singer before her recent concert at Chicago’s historic Old Town School Of Folk Music, touching on a variety of topics including her new album Outskirts Of Love and Copeland’s return to her original label, Chicago’s homegrown Alligator Records.”

The story is illustrated by several photos by Jennifer Noble, who caught Shemekia at the Chicago Blues Festival several years, at Blues on the Fox in Aurora, Illinois, and even in London, where the photographer now lives. Jennifer Noble also captured Shemekia during a very special moment: when she was crowned at the 2011 Chicago Blues Fest 2011, on stage with Marie Dixon, Rose Reed, and Cookie Taylor, Koko’s daughter.

Shemekia Copeland - Crowned Chicago Blues Fest - Photo Jennifer Noble

Shemekia Copeland crowned Queen of Blues, Chicago Blues Festival, 2011 – Photo Jennifer Noble

Read the full interview on Chicago Blues Guide.

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