Shemekia one of “10 blues artists
to watch in 2018″

Shemekia Copeland is an American singer from Harlem, New York City. At the age of 10 she performed at the Cotton Club. At 16, she began her singing career, opening for her father, Johnny Copeland. Her debut album, Turn Up The Heatwas released in 1998, followed by Wicked in 2009 which featured a duet with Ruth Brown. She received three Blues Music Awards for the album. In 2011, at the Chicago Blues Festival, Copeland was given the title, “Queen of the Blues,” the title previously held by Koko Taylor. In 2016, Copeland won the Blues Music Award for “Contemporary Blues Female Artist.” In 2018 she was nominated for “Contemporary Blues Female Artist.” With eight albums to her name, Copeland is releasing a new album, America’s Child, Aug. 3rd, 2018. She is currently on tour in the U.S., and Canada.

“Whether blues-rock, blues-roots or blues combined with other styles, we want to keep you in the know about some of the great current blues artists we’ve had our eye on in 2018. These are some of our top picks for 2018,” writes Martine Ehrenclou on Rock and Blues Muse