Elmore Magazine: “Uplifting and defiant, her mighty vocals are stirring”

Meeting a rising tide of bigotry and political rancor with powerful, heartfelt arguments for inclusiveness, unity and compassion, Shemekia Copeland throws her heart and soul into the bluesy Americana of America’s Child, her sixth album on Alligator Records.

Taking the high road, although unafraid to ask tough questions of a nation at a crossroads in its complicated history, Copeland felt compelled to offer messages of hope and empowerment in song after giving birth to her first child in 2016. Uplifting and defiant, her mighty vocals are stirring on America’s Child, where original material written by roots music masters such as Mary Gauthier, John Hahn, Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers and multi-instrumentalist Will Kimbrough gains potency from her undeniable strength and sincerity. (…) 

Bound for glory, Copeland continues to progress as an artist.

By Peter Lindblad. Read the full review of America’s Child in Elmore Magazine