Metro Weekly: “A bluesy, soul-fired blend of Americana, folk, and rock”

Continuing the legacy of blues divas Etta James and Bessie Smith, to say nothing of her late father, Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland is far from just a powerhouse brassy blues singer-songwriter. The stirring, genre-bending music featured on the 39-year-old’s eighth release, America’s Child, is a bluesy, soul-fired blend of Americana, folk, and rock.

By Doug Rule. Shemekia made it into Metro Weekly’s “Editor’s Picks” before her show at The Hamilton, in D.C., on Friday, October 5.