SHEMEKIA COPELAND in WELLFLEET

Saturday October 12th at 7:30pm in Wellfleet

"She belongs to the school of blues belters whose roars could move rocks up hills" - Jay Ruttenberg, Time Out NY

“Across her 15-year career, Shemekia Copeland has evolved into an eclectic stylist, incorporating elements of pop, alt-¬country, and roadhouse rock into the 12-bar blues she learned from her father, late guitarist Johnny Copeland.”    Chicago Reader

 

We at Payomet are so happy to be bringing back Shemekia for the fourth year in a row... come see her and her rockin blues band on Saturday, Oct 12th (Columbus Day weekend).  Maybe you saw her on stage at the White House recently with Barack Obama for a celebration of American Blues.  Blues, soul, gospel... Shemekia's star has been rising since she was a teenager.  While still in her 20s, she's opened for the Rolling Stones, headlined at the Chicago Blues Festival and numerous festivals around the world, scored critics choice awards on both sides of the Atlantic (The New York Times and The Times of London) and shared the stage with such luminaries as Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Taj Mahal and John Mayer. Heir to the rich tradition of soul-drenched divas like Ruth Brown, Etta James and Koko Taylor, Copeland's shot at the eventual title of Queen of the Blues is pretty clear. By some standards, she may already be there.  Copeland's passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city - street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.

 

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