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An interview to
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Shemekia Copeland has dazzled crowds around the world with her soulful voice and raw stage talent, along with her unique blend of soul, country and blues music. The Grammy-nominated singer hails from New York City, though she’s called the Windy City her home for the past 12 years.

Will Mendelson interviewed Shemekia Copeland before her “highly-anticipated performance at Lyric Opera’s Chicago Voices Concert, which will also feature Jessie Mueller, John Prine, Michelle Williams and more.” Shemekia talks about her upcoming performance, tells where her passion for blues and soul comes from, the differences between the New York and the Chicago scenes, points out several of her favorite spots in Chicago, talks about the charities that are close to her heart…

Read the full interview on Make It Better

Dont’ forget to use promo code “COPELAND” when ordering your ticket.

Shemekia Copeland
on Windy City Live

Shemekia Copeland talked about her upcoming performance in the Chicago Voices Concert on Windy City Live, before performing The Battle is Over, from her Grammy-nominated Alligator release, Outskirts Of Love, with Mike Wheeler on guitar. A song “about social injustice,” Shemekia said.

Shemekia also talked about her one-month old baby son, Johnny, named after her father. “He is got good lungs,” she joked.

The Chicago Voices Concert will be held on Saturday, February 4, at the Lyric’s Civic Opera House, in Chicago.

See the full story on Windy City Live.

Dont’ forget to use promo code “COPELAND” when ordering your ticket.

A promo code for
the Chicago Voices show

Shemekia Copeland is a Chicago Voice. She will be performing at the Lyric Opera of Chicago on February 4th!

Fans can save 20% on tickets to the Chicago voices concert with promo code “COPELAND”

Voting has started
for the Blues Music Awards

Shemekia Copeland has been nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues Female Artist category.  Voting has started on January 23rd for the members of the Blues Foundation.

Anybody can join the Blues Foundation.

The winners will be revealed on May 11 at the 38th Blues Music Awards ceremony held at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

More information on blues.org.

“Her modern musical
and lyrical approach”

With a voice that is as sultry as it is assertive, and roaring, three-time Grammy nominee, Shemekia Copeland’s music is a force to be reckoned with. No stranger to the Indian blues scene, Shemekia opened the first ever Mahindra Blues Festival in 2011. She will bring her modern musical and lyrical approach to contemporary blues, roots, and soul music. Award winning singer-songwriter, Janiva Magness’s unique style of music blends acoustic and electric instruments to create a perfect setting at the Festival.

By EventFacts before Shemekia Copeland’s performance at the 7th Mahindra Blues Festival, on February 12th, 2017, in Mumbai, India. “This year the festival promises a bigger and better experience for its fans with a star-studded line-up of artists including three-time Grammy nominee, Shemekia Copeland,” the story adds.

Read the full story on EventFacts

Shemekia to go back to the Mahindra Blues Festival

Sharing his thoughts on the evolution of the festival, Anand Mahindra, Chairman, Mahindra Group said, “The seventh year of the Mahindra Blues Festival is surely going to live up to what Mumbai expects—a world class festival with a world class line-up. Join us in welcoming Shemekia Copeland and Quinn Sullivan back to the Mahindra Blues Festival along with the other fantastic Blues artists. We are delighted to see Mumbai’s Mahindra Blues tribe grow year after year.”

[…] Three-time Grammy nominee, Shemekia Copeland who is no stranger to the Indian blues scene after she opened the first ever Mahindra Blues Festival in 2011 will add her brand of music and lyrics to contemporary blues, roots, and soul while singer-songwriter Janiva Magness, a beloved figure in the Americana, blues and roots world will blend the acoustic and electric to create an alternative sound.

“Ready for the Blues? Catch Copeland in February” writes Mohua Das for the Times of India, before Shemekia Copeland’s performance at the Mahindra Blues Festival, in Mumbai, India, on February 12th, 2017.

Read the full story in the Times of India

Shemekia Copeland nominated for a Blues Music Award

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Shemekia Copeland has been nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award in the Contemporary Blues Female Artist category.

Voting will begin on January 23rd for the members of the Blues Foundation. Anybody can join the Blues Foundation.

The winners will be revealed on May 11 at the 38th Blues Music Awards ceremony held at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee.

More information on blues.orglogo-blues-foundation

Johnny Lee Copeland
born in Chicago

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SHEMEKIA COPELAND DELIVERS ON CHRISTMAS EVE:

JOHNNY LEE COPELAND BORN IN CHICAGO

Alligator Records press release — Alligator Records is excited to share the news: award-winning blues and roots vocalist Shemekia Copeland is the proud new mother to Johnny Lee Copeland, born in Chicago on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2016. Weighing in at 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Johnny Lee is said have his mother’s pipes and does not like to be messed with.

Copeland’s latest release, 2015’s Outskirts Of Love received a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album.

The prestigious UK publication The Blues says Outskirts Of Love is “a mature masterpiece of modern blues,” and named it their 2015 #1 Album Of The Year. USA Today says, “Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity.”

We wish the happy new family all the best.

Read the full press release by Alligator Records.

Alligator Records

Shemekia to perform
at Big Blues Bender

Shemekia Copeland will be performing at this year’s Big Blues Bender. The four-day festival is being held at The Plaza in Las Vegas from Thursday, September 7 to Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everybody! I’m starting it off with a bang. So excited about my little man!

May you all have a safe and prosperous new year!

– Shemekia Copeland

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