Media raves about Shemekia Copeland’s just-released America’s Child
ALLIGATOR RECORDS, August 3, 2018. — On Shemekia Copeland’s new album, America’s Child (released today, Friday, August 3), the Grammy-nominated singer melds Americana, blues and soul in intense, subtle performances of songs that address the complexities of life in America today. National press and radio are raving about this career-defining release.
After two weeks as #1 Most Added Single at Americana Radio, the song Ain’t Got Time For Hate shot up to #6 on the Americana Singles Chart and America’s Child entered the Top 10 Americana Albums at #9. America’s Child also garnered the #2 Most Added Album on FMQB’s AAA Radio Chart behind Tom Petty.
The initial reviews have been stellar:
Shemekia Copeland’s voice is rich, soulful and totally commanding. Authoritative, passionate Stax-styled stirrers, raw Chicago blues and countryish folk rockers. 4-Stars.
Head-turning and outspoken, America’s Child is a true hybrid of simmering, real-talking spirit and emphatic, folkie-and soul-style statement-making. Copeland sings slow-burning soul and rollicking country-blues with growling vigor and potent conviction.
– NPR Music, First Listen
Bold and brassy attitude and soulful blues delivered with gospel fervor.
– No Depression
Fervent vocals and fierce delivery… Shemekia Copeland comes on stronger, harder and wiser than ever in her incendiary new album, America’s Child. You’re hearing music conceived to ignite passions and raise sensibilities.
– Chicago Tribune
Searing, husky vocals deliver the meticulously chosen material with fierce intent, balancing her emotionally moving four-alarm vocals with a more subtle tough yet tender approach. The riveting America’s Child pushes boundaries, creating music reflecting a larger, wider-ranging tract of Americana.
– American Songwriter
Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth.
– Philadelphia Inquirer
Copeland and her band will showcase at the Americana Music Festival in Nashville on Thursday, September 13, 2018, and tour throughout the country in the coming months.
Read the press release on Alligator Records.