Projecting a maturity beyond her years, blues singer Shemekia Copeland began making a splash in her own right before she was even out of her teens. Copeland fashioned herself as a powerful, soul-inflected shouter in the tradition of Koko Taylor and Etta James, yet also proved capable of a subtler range of emotions. Her 1998 Alligator debut, Turn the Heat Up!, featured a career-elevating version of “Ghetto Child,” a classic by her father, renowned Texas blues guitarist Johnny Copeland, that has been part of her performance repertoire ever since. By the time of 2018’s America’s Child, she had transformed herself into an artist who could inhabit virtually any genre of music without sacrificing the power and passion that initially established her reputation.
|Friday, September 16th||Blues Tent||9:30PM|
SHEMEKIA COPELAND / THE SHEEPDOGS
9:30PM DOOR TIME