“Her voice can run the gamut from a quiet purr
to a diamond edge”
This is a great title for an album that incorporates different sounds to support that amazing voice of Copeland’s. John Prine and Emmy Lou Harris make guest appearances as do Rhiannon Giddens and Steve Cropper. There are songs with country flavors as well as straight ahead blues. Plenty of rock, too. Don’t get locked into anticipating just one style of music, this is America, and we’re a melting pot, so it only makes sense that our music is as well. (…)
Shemekia Copeland is a national treasure. Her voice can run the gamut from a quiet purr to a diamond edge. Her song selection is masterful and she assembles a great collection of musicians to join her. She also has the courage to stand up for what she believes during a time when more people are interested in shouting sound bites than calmly listening and discussing the issues.