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Shemekia Copeland — 2010 Bisbee Blues Festival   Leave a comment

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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.

kenne

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Posted October 24, 2010 by kenneturner in Blues, Music, Photography, video

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Shemekia Copeland — Bisbee Blues Fest Posting Preview   4 comments

Shemekia Copeland — Image by kenne

Saturday afternoon and early evening, Joy and I were entertained by some of the best blues musicians in the U.S. at the Bisbee Blues Festival. For the unaqunted, Bisbee is located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, 25 miles east of Sierra Vista, 22 miles south/southeast of Tombstone and approximately 4.0 miles north of the U.S./Mexico border.

This annual blues festival, located the old mining community of Bisbee, AZ, started six years ago as a small, grassroots effort. Its popularity has been driven by blues lovers all over the southwest. Two years ago the festival moved from the cozy confines of the Bisbee City Park in the very picturesque old downtown Bisbee to a ballpark south of the Lavender Open Mind Pit. Although much less picturesque, the ballpark allowed for a larger attendance, last year featuring The Tommy Castro Band and the legendary Pine Top Perkins.Too bad we can’t have the “best of both worlds!”

More photos and video to come later this week.

kenne

Posted September 27, 2010 by kenneturner in Blues, Music

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