“The blues is in her blood”

The blues is in her blood. The pride of Texas guitar-slinger Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia Copeland no longer needs to drop her dad’s name to open doors. This soulful and sultry singer routinely blows doors off of venues, from juke joints to festival stages, with her big, beautiful blues. Her latest album, “Outskirts of Love,” was produced by the Wood Brothers and celebrates the singer’s return to Alligator Records.

By Frank De Blase, in the Rochester City Newspaper, before Shemekia’s performance this Saturday, February 24, at The Little Theatre in Rochester, New York.