shemekia copeland Archive

Album Review: Shemekia Copeland — Done Come Too Far

Shemekia Copeland is one of the most important voices in music today. Her chosen idiom is the blues, and her powerful, impassioned and commanding vocals are the vehicle for compelling material that’s often topical. That’s certainly the case on her latest release, Done Come Too Far. Right out of the gate, Copeland takes on the

Hundred-word Reviews for November 2020, Part Three

And here’s the last of this current run of hundred-word reviews covering new releases. Soul, powerpop and blues; something for most tastes. All worth your time. Sonny Green – Found! One Soul Singer Don’t let the cheesy, lurid, chartreuse album art dissuade you from the contents: this is the real deal. Sonny Green is one

Shemekia Copeland: Not Like Everybody Else

The singing daughter of blues guitarist Johnny Copeland, Shemekia Copeland is a Blues Music Award winner and critics’ favorite. On America’s Child, her 10th album, Copeland delivers a set of heartfelt songs, many built around themes of racial prejudice, xenophobia and greed. Songs like “Ain’t Got Time for Hate” are message-driven, but the music is