Shemekia featured
on BBC Radio 2

Shemekia Copeland appeared on The Cerys Matthews Blues Show on BBC Radio 2 on Monday, October 29th.  She discussed recording with John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens and Emmy Lou Harris on her new album, America’s Child, “which blends blues with, soul, Americana, folk, and rock,” and talked about Queen of the Blues Koko Taylor, her father Johnny Copeland, her first time on stage at 9 years old and more. Also two songs were featured from the album.

Listen to the entire interview:


  • Cerys intro at 17:40
  • “Great Rain” by Shemekia Copeland and John Prine at 18:52
  • Interview with Shemekia, Part 1, at 23:05
  • Johnny Copeland’s “Another Man’s Wife” at 34:26
  • Interview with Shemekia, Part 2, at 39:08
  • “Smoked Ham and Peaches” at 41:10