“Blues music runs through
Shemekia Copeland’s veins”

“There was no time that my father was sitting without a guitar in his hand, playing music,” she says. “And if he wasn’t playing, we were listening to records. I fell in love with music because that was my childhood – from blues to soul to gospel to country,” says Shemekia Copeland to Tara Hopfenspirger in a detailed story about Shemekia’s career published by NorthJersey.com about “Queen of the Blues: Teaneck native Shemekia Copeland”.

“To say blues music runs through Shemekia Copeland’s veins is an understatement,” reminds the writer before Shemekia’s performance at the Newton Theatre in Newton, New Jersey, on April 7.

Photo: Philippe Noisette/Special to NorthJersey.com

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