America’s Child in Roots Radio’s “Outstanding and essential albums of the year”

The blues singer’s musical excursions in Nashville have opened a new chapter in Copeland’s expansive career. Her love of the setting and of Will Kimbrough’s guitars and production gushes forth. But the ballast here is the message, a claim on the American dream on behalf of her forebears and her own child. “Would You Take My Blood?” she asks. We should be so lucky. 

Craig Havigurst curated the list of the “30 outstanding albums that we’ll reach for years from now when we want to remember the sound of 2018.” Among those, Shemekia Copeland’s America’s Child. Find out the full list on Roots Radio