Joe Bonamassa: “Gorgeous gospel-soaked vocals”

Shemekia Copeland is like Aretha Franklin if she fronted a blues and southern-rock band. As the daughter of renowned Texas blues musician, Johnny Copeland, Shemekia grew up around music her whole life and has created her own impressive list of credentials and experiences in the blues world. On her single “Ain’t Got Time For Hate,” Shemekia layers her gorgeous gospel-soaked vocals on a background of twangy guitar riffs, and boy does it work.

Joe Bonamassa picked Shemekia Copeland’s Ain’t Got Time For Hate for his “10 Best tunes of the year so far.” Discover his full selection on his website.