An interview before
the Fifth Star Awards

Justin Kaufmann interviewed Shemekia Copeland for WGN radio before she presents an award to the legendary Buddy Guy at the third annual Fifth Star Awards this Wednesday, September 14, at Chicago’s Millenium Park.

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Shemekia talks about her career, when she first started playing the blues, what it was like touring with her father, the lessons she has learned from years of being on the road, learning how to use her voice, the process of writing new material, her relationship with Chicago, what it means to present an award to Buddy Guy, her relationship with Buddy Guy and what he has done for her music, what she learned from playing with Buddy Guy and why we are seeing less blues music in the mainstream.

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