“Acclaimed blues vocalist”

Copeland said that while the album examines the experience of the outsider, of the person living on the other side of a traumatic or powerful experience, she herself has just begun a new chapter of her own life, having given birth to her son, Johnny Lee Copeland-Schutlz, on Christmas Eve of last year.

“When I do a record, everything is picked for a reason. On my latest record, it was all about people on the outskirts – whether that’s on the outskirts of love or social injustice,” said Copeland. “I picked the covers on the albums that I did because they reflect the experience of someone once the battle is over.”

Emily Votaw presents “acclaimed blues vocalist Shemekia Copeland” before her appearance “on the first ever live recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce at the relatively recently renovated Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio,” along with Bridget Kearney, the T Sisters, John Németh, and Edward David Anderson.

Read the full story about the live event with Larry Groce on Woub Digital.