“An opportunity not easily passed up”

Shemekia Copeland, shown performing earlier this year in Aurora, brings her mighty instrument to City Winery on Saturday night. (Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune)

Blues singer Copeland’s work shows so much fervor, craft and expressive range as to appeal to jazz listeners as much as blues audiences. […] Long based in Chicago, Shemekia Copeland recently has been spending time in Nashville recording her next album, but she returns home for this show before barnstorming the country anew. So here’s a last chance to hear Copeland before the new year, an opportunity not easily passed up.

By Howard Reich before Shemekia’s performance at the City Winery in Chicago, this Saturday, December 9. Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune