The Roanoke Times: “Returning as the headliner”

Last time singer Shemekia Copeland played Jefferson Center, she stole the show from a blues icon, Taj Mahal. Copeland’s powerful-yet-controlled voice and her expert band elicited a standing ovation from more than 900 people at the end of her February 2014 opening set.
More than four years later, Copeland is returning, this time as the headliner. 

“I’m excited to be coming back,” Copeland said. “You always remember the good, fun ones, you know.” 

By Tad Dickens. Read the full story and interview announcing Shemekia Copeland’s return to Jefferson Center, in Roanoke, Virginia, on Dec. 6, along with the Cedric Burnside Project –the September 14 show that had to be rescheduled, due to the weather– in The Roanoke Times