Here’s a little of what the Bisbee Blues Festival 2010 program had to say about Shemekia Copeland:
At a young age, Shemekia Copeland is already a force to be reckoned with in the Blues.
While still in her 20’s, she’s opened for the Rolling Stones, Headlined at The Chicago Blues Festival
and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic
and share the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer.
Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor,
Copeland’s shot at the eventual title of Queen of The Blues is pretty clear. By some standards,
she may already be there.
All be it a promotional statement, Shemekia’s goes a long way toward her eventually being
recognized among the great Blues singers.
She and her band put on a packed with talent show.
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