In Taste Magazine’s 10 Best roots & blues albums of 2018

Shemekia is the daughter of Texas blues legend Johnny Copeland, and she launched her career by crafting a northern-soul version of her daddy’s music. On her last two albums, however, she has applied that big-lunged, big-funk blues sound to some of the best songwriters in Nashville. On this album, she fleshes out the possibilities of songs by Mary Gauthier, John Prine, Oliver Wood and Kevin Gordon. This is the best of both worlds: terrific literary songwriting coupled with a tradition older than any college curriculum.

By Geoffrey Himes. He put Shemekia’s America’s Child in Paste Magazine‘s 10 Best roots & blues albums of 2018.