Shemekia Copeland

August 18

7:30pm & 9:00pm


Shemekia Copeland


Band Line-up:
Shemekia Copeland – Vocals
Arthur Herbert Neilson – Guitar
Kenneth “Willie” Scandlyn – Rhythm Guitar
Kevin Jenkins – Bass
Robin Gould lll – Drums

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul- shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia Copeland sounds like no one else. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach. The Chicago Tribune says Copeland delivers “gale force singing and power” with a “unique, gutsy style, vibrant emotional palette and intuitive grasp of the music.” NPR Music calls her “fiercely expressive.”