Outskirts of Love is out!

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Outskirts of Love is out! You can discover all the 12 tracks, including those with special guests Billy Gibbons, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Robert Randolph. Listen to it in the MUSIC section.

The album has received outstanding reviews even before the official release: “Copeland tops herself on cut after cut. This is how you do it, and nobody does it better than Shemekia Copeland” (No Depression), “Another unique and classy project from Copeland, a singer whose stunning, powerful vocals perfectly mesh with provocative music aimed equally at the head, heart and ultimately the dancing feet” (American Songwriter), “Her voice is like thunder, complete with lightning” (WBGO), “Shemekia’s voice possesses more nuance; more expression, and more drama than ever before” (Making a Scene), “Shemekia Copeland (is) extending her definition of modern blues to include a sort of pan-Americana approach. […] With crucial contributions from her manager/producer/songwriter John Hahn, Copeland has crafted an album that speaks to the times” (NPR), “It’s Copeland’s voice, part Koko Taylor, part Mavis Staples and capable of incredible expression, that makes this so super-special” (MOJO), “Where once we had Bessie Smith, Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington and Etta James, today we have Shemekia Copeland, a worthy successor to her legendary forebears […] There’s something for everyone on these Outskirts […] She proves genre is a dirty word, and interpretation a talent too often overlooked” (Classicalite). Same stellar reviews in France: “The album of the maturity for the ‘New Queen of the Blues’ […] Never has Shemekia sounded better” (Blues Again), “From blues rock to gospel, from soul to funk or folk music, Shemekia […] can sing it all, and with talent too) (Zicazic). Find all the reviews in the REVIEWS section.

Shemekia and her band start their big Outskirts of Love Fall Tour today at the Stone Mountain Arts Center in Brownfield, Maine. The show is sold out. But there are many more shows and festivals to come. Discover them in the TOUR section.

Shemekia Copeland © Photo Mike White

Shemekia Copeland © Photo Mike White / Alligator Records