“Shows you need to know about in New Orleans”

As the daughter of Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia Copeland was born into the blues. But in the late 1990s, while still a teenager, Shemekia introduced herself as a huge talent in her own right, a powerhouse, electrifying singer who could belt the blues and beyond. Having performed with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton, she has impressed the elder statesmen of both rock and blues. On her 2015 Alligator Records release “Outskirts of Love,” she covers the likes of Solomon Burke’s “I Feel A Sin Coming On,” Jesse Winchester’s “Isn’t That So,” Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Long As I Can See The Light” and ZZ Top’s “Jesus Just Left Chicago”; Billy Gibbons, Robert Randolph and New Orleans’ own Alvin Youngblood Hart all lend a hand. A

In Keith Spera’s “Sound Check: Shows you need to know about in New Orleans”, published by The New Orleans Advocate, before Shemekia Copeland’s show this Sunday, May 29, at Chickie Wah Wah in New Orleans.

LOGO new orleans advocate