Saturday, August 17, 2019
"Shemekia Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar…she can do no wrong." --Rolling Stone
"Shemekia Copeland is one of the great blues voices of our time. No one comes close to the sheer firepower that Copeland conjures at will."--Chicago Tribune
"America's Child is a groundbreaking, genre-bending work of beauty. Shemekia is one of the great singers of our time. This record introduces listeners to another side of her, and I predict it will result in many new fans. Her voice on these songs is nothing short of magic."--Mary Gauthier
Award-winning blues, R&B and Americana vocalist Shemekia Copeland, touring in support of her latest Alligator Records release, AMERICA'S CHILD, will headline the Swing Wespelaar festival in Wespelaar, Belgium on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Produced by Will Kimbrough (who also plays guitar on the album) and recorded in Nashville, AMERICA'S CHILD - named the #1 blues album of 2018 by MOJO magazine - is a courageous and fiery statement of purpose, a major step forward for the singer whose musical consciousness continues to expand as her star continues to rise. With guests including John Prine, Rhiannon Giddens, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris and Steve Cropper, AMERICA'S CHILD bursts with Copeland's bravado and embraces with her tenderness. In 2019, Copeland received two Blues Music Awards for AMERICA'S CHILD: Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year. Copeland can be heard daily hosting her own blues radio show on SiriusXM.