Three Living Blues Awards!

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Shemekia Copeland – Photo Ken Scandlyn

Shemekia Copeland won three 2016 Living Blues Awards. She was named Blues Artist Of The Year (Female) in both the Readers’ and Critics’ Polls. Her 2015 CD, Outskirts Of Love, won the Critics’ Poll for Album Of The Year. Copeland has received seven previous Living Blues Awards.

Outskirts Of Love received a Grammy Award nomination in the Best Blues Album category. She also won the 2016 Contemporary Blues Female Artist Award at the Blues Music Awards.

Check out all of Shemekia’s awards.

The prestigious United Kingdom publication, The Blues Magazine, named the CD the 2015 Album Of The Year. In the magazine’s review of the record, writer Rev. Keith Gordon says, “Shemekia Copeland is one of the best singers performing today. A rich blend of blues, soul and roots-rock that will astound the casual listener while rewarding Copeland’s longtime fans. Pure joy.” Editor Ed Mitchell calls it “a mature masterpiece of modern blues.”

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Read the full list of awards in Living Blues.

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