“Real maturity and authority”
The most interesting experiment is the country-soul “Drivin’ Out Of Nashville,” the story of an attempted sexual seduction gone wrong (for him). “Country music ain’t nothin’ but the blues with a twang” is the chorus of a narrative full of humor, filled with the colors of steel guitar, where Copeland proves that she can use her voice efficiently even in a less explosive and more conversational manner.
The last song makes room for a real sermon, with” Lord, Help The Poor And Needy,” a song written by Jessie Mae Hemphill, a heroin of North Mississippi Hill Country country blues: a prayer for the marginalized and dispossessed, which adds a lot to Shemekia’s substance.
The capacity of Copeland to juggle between genres shows a real maturity and authority, supported by her extraordinary vocals. […]
By Peter Cozzi. Read the full review in Mescalina (in Italian).