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Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts Of Love

Read "Outskirts Of Love" reviewed by James Nadal

The Blues. Much has been written about how it has influenced countless artists in a variety of genres, but few can claim to have been born into the blues. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland, as daughter of Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, has this unique distinction, and has borne this trait with heartfelt integrity. Bequeathed with a dynamic and assertive voice, Outskirts Of Love is an affirmation that she has taken the blues into contemporary territory, while maintaining the raw emotion that ...

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Shemekia Copeland: New York, NY, January 18, 2013

Read "Shemekia Copeland: New York, NY, January 18, 2013" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

Shemekia Copeland The Iridium New York, NY January 18, 2013 Shemekia Copeland has a big voice. She sings with a passion and can fill a room with her beautiful tones without the benefit of amplification. Touring behind 33 1/3 (Telarc, 2012), Copeland did just that during her early show at New York's sold-out Iridium nightclub by strolling between the tables while singing an impassioned version of her father's (the late blues guitarist Johnny “Clyde" Copeland) ...

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Shemekia Copeland: Wicked

Read "Wicked" reviewed by Ed Kopp

Young blues belter Shemekia Copeland is often compared to Koko Taylor, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. With only two albums in her discography, Copeland has a long row to hoe before she belongs on the same high pedestal as those three legends. Still, the 21-year-old daughter of Johnny Copeland is a fine blues shouter who can also deliver a soul ballad or an R&B rave-up with precocious skill. Wicked is a good (not great) showcase for Copeland's powerful ...