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Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland - Words and Music - 2012

by Darren DeVivo
Shemekia Copeland photo by Sandrine Lee

When your dad is the late Texas bluesman Johnny Copeland, there's no point in running from your destiny with music. So Shemekia Copeland embraced it, and even at 33, she's earned her "Queen of the Blues" stripes. Now Shemekia is back with a mix of covers and originals on the new album 33 1/3, and she stopped by FUV to belt out a few of the songs live. 

Shemekia Copeland - Words and Music - 2009

by Eric Holland
Photo by Carol Friedman
She can belt the blues with the best of them, but Shemekia Copeland holds back that big voice -- just a little -- on her new album, 'Never Going Back.' During a session at 'FUV she spoke with host Eric Holland about that unusual step, and the two guys who inspired her to take it.