Shemekia Copeland at the Wadsworth Atheneum
The Wadsworth Atheneum, Real Art Ways, and the Hartford Jazz Society co-present a performance by the incomparable blues/soul artist Shemekia Copeland at the Wadsworth Atheneum. With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.
Copeland’s music follows in the tradition of Koko Taylor and Etta James, yet brings its own range of subtle emotion and soul inflection. Daughter of legendary Texas blues guitarist Johnny Copeland, she has worked with notable artists like Dr. John, Ruth Brown, and Steve Cropper.
"A genuinely scorching release"
"Shemekia Copeland is a blues tour de force. But more than that, she is an accomplished singer songwriter unafraid to tackle real world issues."
"Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity."