“A rich voice, powerful lyrics”

The headliner for the event, Shemekia Copeland has been singing the blues for over 20 years and has been awarded numerous accolades for her art. Copeland has a rich voice, powerful lyrics and is firmly nestled in (traditional blues with a bit of an edge.)

“[Copeland] is an amazing contemporary blues artist,” said Andre Perry, the executive director for The Englert of Copeland in a previous interview with the Press-Citizen. “To have someone achieve what she’s achieved headlining is just great, so we’re supper happy she was able to work it out and that she was able to be here for it.”

By Isaac Hamlet, before Shemekia’s performance at the North Liberty Blues and BBQ this coming Saturday, July 13. Read the full story in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.