In best blues and
roots-rock albums of 2015

Shemekia Copeland, “Outskirts of Love” (Alligator Records) — The Teaneck-raised daughter of the late Johnny “Clyde” Copeland returns to Alligator Records and cuts one of her finest albums in years, with socially conscious songs about homelessness, “Cardboard Box,” and funny songs about the state of today’s country music, “Drivin’ Out of Nashville.” Guests include Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top and New Jersey’s own Robert Randolph.

By Richard Skelly, in “The best blues and roots-rock albums of 2015” published by Richard Skelly hosts the eclectic “Low-Budget Blues Program” from 8 to 10 p.m. every Thursday on 88.7, WRSU-FM, New Brunswick.

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