“Gutsy, passionate…”

The serious, sizzling part came with Shemekia Copeland. It was a noteworthy return for the gutsy, passionate New York-born, Chicago-based singer who made her Edmonton debut at the fest back in 2000, still a teenager. […]

Copeland looked radiant belting out tunes in the twilight sun, opening up with several numbers from her recent album Outskirts Of Love. Her charisma and hip delivery make just about anything she sings entertaining making it hard to realize at points that she was addressing heavy issues in songs about date rape (Crossbone Beach) or domestic violence (Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo).

By Roger Levesque, in the the Edmonton Journal, after Shemekia’s performance at the Edmonton Blues Festival in Canada on Friday, August 19, 2016.

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