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Shemekia Copeland

Tue, Apr 28 -
Wed, Apr 29, 2020




$30.50 ($6 Handling Fee Included) All purchases are nonrefundable/nonexchangeable.

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.



Dimitiriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Grammy-nominated blues singer and national treasure, Shemekia Copeland for two nights. Band members are Arthur Neilson (lead guitar), Ken Willie Scandlyn (rhythm guitar), Kevin Jenkins (bass) and Robin Gould III (drums). Show times Tuesday and Wedneday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm each night.

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The Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 41st Annual Blues Music Awards and Shemekia Copeland received two nominations:

~ Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year

~ Instrumentalist – Vocals

The 41st Annual Blues Music Awards will be presented in Memphis on May 7, 2020 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Shemekia won two Blues Music Awards in 2019: Contemporary Blues Album and Album of the Year, both for her 2018 release America’s Child, her eighth album, produced by Will Kimbrough which included guests like John Prine, Mary Gauthier, Rhiannon Giddens, Emmylou Harris, J.D. Wilkes, Steve Cropper and others.

The Grammy-nominated blues singer never holds back. Her instantly recognizable voice—capable of being sultry, assertive and roaring—delivers every song with unparalleled honesty and passion. Her wide-open vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with an up-to-the-minute musical and lyrical approach. With her new Alligator Records album, America’s Child, Copeland confidently announces an electrifying new chapter in her constantly evolving story. Produced by Americana Instrumentalist Of The Year winner Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, America’s Child is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise.

America’s Child is by far Copeland’s most compelling work yet, with music swelling beyond blues and into spirited Americana, with elements of rock, soul, and country. From America’s Child’s anthemic opening track, "Ain’t Got Time For Hate," to the closing lullaby, the traditional "Go To Sleepy Little Baby," Shemekia sings with passion and insight about the chaos and uncertainty in the world while still finding joy all around her.

"America’s Child is a groundbreaking, genre-bending work of beauty. Shemekia is one of the great singers of our time. This record introduces listeners to another side of her, and I predict it will result in many new fans. Her voice on these songs is nothing short of magic." – Mary Gauthier

"Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar... she can do no wrong." - Rolling Stone

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