“Sturdy blues
from the genre’s young queen”

The story was published in June 2018, but acknowledges “NPR Music’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012”. And among those, is¬†Shemekia Copeland’s “Ain’t Gonna Be Your Tattoo”, a song which is part of her 33 1/3 album, released in 2012.

Sturdy blues from the genre’s young queen opens up slowly, like the slowly raising consciousness of the abused and finally self-preserving narrator…

Read the full listing on NPR.