“Bringing the blues home”

At just 36, award-winning blues singer Shemekia Copeland has released seven albums and been performing for 28 years.

Unlike many wrinkle-fearing women, Copeland, a native of Harlem, NY, who’s called Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood home for the past decade, does not fear aging.

She welcomes it. And learns from it.

“Let me tell you something. I love my age! I love it!,” Copeland said by phone recently from Dallas, Texas, before restarting her tour after a holiday break. “I look at my friends in their late 40s and 50s and they are amazing and beautiful and wise. I’m not trying to rush my life, but I look forward to that time in my life.”

Vickie Jurkowski writes a lenghty feature entitled “Bringing the blues home” for Daily Southtown before Shemekia’s show at Freedom Hall’s Nathan Manilow Theatre in Park Forest, Illinois, on Friday, January 22nd.

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune, which also runs the article.

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