In John Kessler’s top ten albums of 2015
Shemekia Copeland has made quite a musical journey for a young artist. Her earlier albums shifted gradually from traditional blues, towards R & B and funk. Now, on her seventh release and third with Producer Oliver Wood, she has solidified her own niche as a tough-but-sensitive singer, able to bring a strong bluesy vibe to a sound that includes roots, folk and soul. Not restricting herself to traditional material has allowed her to wander all over the musical map, from ZZ Top’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago” to Jesse Winchester’s “Isn’t That So”.
In “John Kessler’s top ten blues albums of 2015”, published by KPLU 88.5.