Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland’s voice is rich, soulful and totally commanding. Authoritative, passionate Stax-styled stirrers, raw Chicago blues and countryish folk rockers.-MOJO

Head-turning and outspoken,America’s Childis a true hybrid of simmering, real-talking spirit and emphatic, folkie-and soul-style statement-making. She sings slow-burning soul and rollicking country-blues with growling vigor and potent conviction. -NPR MUSIC

Bold and brassy attitude and soulful blues delivered with gospel fervor. -No Depression

Fervent vocals and fierce delivery…Shemekia Copeland comes on stronger, harder and wiser than ever in her incendiary new album, America’s Child. You’re hearing music conceived to ignite passions and raise sensibilities. -Chicago Tribune

Searing, husky vocals deliver the meticulously chosen material with fierce intent, balancing her emotionally moving four-alarm vocals with a more subtle tough yet tender approach. The riveting America’s Childpushes boundaries, creating music reflecting a larger, wider-ranging tract of Americana. -American Songwriter

Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth. –Philadelphia Inquirer

America’s Child is powerful, ferocious, clear-eyed and hopeful…a soundtrack for contemporary America. Copeland’s in such control of her voice she can scream at injustices before she soothes with loving hope. It sends shivers up your spine. America’s Child is her best album yet.-Living Blues

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Stage Schedule

Performance Date: Sunday, September 26

Performance Time: 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Stage Location: MU Health Care Stage

Stage Schedule