“An inspiring send-off”
at North Atlantic Blues Fest

Local — and international — favorite Shemekia Copeland, winner of numerous BMAs and officially crowned the New Queen of the Blues in Chicago, will make her first appearance at the blues fest as a mom. Her first child, a son named for her father, the late, great Johnny Copeland, arrived in December. […]

Shemekia Copeland has played just about everywhere, including for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait; and with everybody — she’s opened for The Rolling Stones — but local blues fans remember her first performances here, when she was still a teen. She’ll give the first-day crowd an inspiring send-off.

By Dagney C. Ernest in The Republican Journal, before Shemekia’s performance at the 24th North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland, Maine, on Saturday, July 15.

Read the full story in The Republican Journal.