SHOW 30: DEC 11-DEC 17, 2015
Shemekia Copeland is a three time Grammy-nominated blues singer on the Alligator Records label. Shemekia started singing professionally with her father the legendary Texas guitarist, Johnny Copeland, at the age of 16. Her seventh solo album, Outskirts of Love has topped all of the blues charts, nominated for a Grammy-Award for Best Blues Album and features Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Robert Randolph and Alvin Youngblood Hart. In 2012 she performed for the U.S. President Barrack Obama at the White House. Her band regularly tours alongside of the Robert Cray Band. At the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival, the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois officially declared her to be “The New Queen of the Blues” and presented her a crown by Koko Taylor’s daughter, Cookie Taylor.