“Focus on tough issues”

What would she rather focus on? “Domestic violence, date rape, religious hypocrites, crooked politicians, the list goes on and on.” Her longtime manager and main songwriter, John Hahn, crafts songs that allow her passionate opinions to shine. His lyrics coupled with her dynamic voice have filled eight albums and earned critical acclaim along the way.

By Jennifer Mulson, in “Shemekia Copeland’s songs focus on tough issues, not broken hearts” in The Gazette before Shemekia’s performance at the Blues Under the Bridge festival, this Saturday, July 30, in Colorado Springs.

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