On the True Blues CD

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Recorded at various venues throughout the United States including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York, True Blues explores and celebrates the genre and follows its rich history from the Mississippi delta of the early 1900s to the present day. The album includes stellar and authentic performances by Corey Harris, Taj Mahal, Guy Davis, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Phil Wiggins… and Shemekia!

Shemekia sings on Bring Your Fine Self Home with Corey Harris and on Ramblin’ On My Mind with Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Phil Wiggins.

Get the True Blues CD.

Shemekia to headline
Chicago Blues Fest

Shemekia Copeland - Photo Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune

Shemekia Copeland – Photo Zbigniew Bzdak / Chicago Tribune

Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running  June 6 through 9th.

The announcement was made today in the Chicago Tribune by music columnist Howard Reich.

All the info on the Chicago Blues Fest website.

Shemekia’s picture
in Vogue Italy

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Shemekia dazzled in blue… The Getty Images photo, from the 2013 Grammy Awards, is featured in Vogue Italy.

Look at it on the Vogue website.
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Congratulations, Telarc!

to all the great folks at my label

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for being the recipient of the
2013 “Keeping The Blues Alive” Label Award,

my personal thanks
for your love and support!

Love you back,

On the upcoming
Robert Randolph CD


Shemekia is featured on a vibrant and bluesy cover of Fatboy Slim’s 1999 hit Praise You from Robert Randolph’s upcoming Slide Brothers album, to be released on February 19.

33 1/3 – #1 for 4 months!

For the fourth month in a row, Shemekia’s 33 1/3 is holding the Number 1 slot on the Roots Music Report chart!



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Shemekia’s 33 1/3 has been nominated for a Grammy in the “Best Blues Album” category! Also in the category are Dr. John’s Locked Down, Ruthie Foster’s Let It Burn, Heritage Blues Orchestra’s And Still I Rise, and Joan Osborne’s Bring It On Home.

See the full listing of nominees.