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Live Review: Chicago Blues Fest 2015

Live Review: Chicago Blues Fest 2015

| June 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Passing of the torch…

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Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Shemekia Copeland

Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Shemekia Copeland

| January 22, 2014

“The blues had a baby and it called her Shemekia…”

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Sweet Home: June 2013

Sweet Home: June 2013

| June 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Chicago Blues Fest and the migration celebration

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Chicago Blues Fest lineup

Chicago Blues Fest lineup

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton, Otis Clay, Irma Thomas headline

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Studiophile: April 2013

Studiophile: April 2013

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Cyril Da Great has followed up his Da Birth Of A Great 1 album with his new record, Adolescence, recorded, mixed, and mastered at Mike Repel’s REFORMATORY studios in Chicago

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Sweet Home: February 2011

Sweet Home: February 2011

| February 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Model Ford T-Model Ford (James Lewis Carter Ford) enjoys life. Although I’ve never met the Delta bluesman, his joy for living seeps through every chord of Taledragger (Alive). That’s a particularly fortunate attribute, not only for his music but for fans of traditional Delta blues.

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It’s not quite folk metal

It’s not quite folk metal

| July 9, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s folk and metal. This weekend sports two of the dandiest street music festivals you can find during Chicago’s crowded summer. And they’re miles and worlds apart.

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Sweet Home: July 2010

Sweet Home: July 2010

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

Blues Baby The blues had a baby and it called her Shemekia. Nursed on her father Johnny “Clyde” Copeland’s legacy of throbbing, funk-filled blues and groomed on the nuanced belting of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Mahalia Jackson, and O.V. Wright, Shemekia Copeland represents the greatest contemporary blues hope since Stevie Ray Vaughan. At 31, she’s […]

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Sounds Like An Angel

Sounds Like An Angel

| March 2, 2009 | 0 Comments

“There hasn’t been a lot of growing in the blues. I don’t see any reason why it cannot grow. So many blues artists were innovative. Muddy Waters, he plugged in.” Shemekia Copeland Never Going Back (Telarc) reflects the ongoing evolution in the life and music of contemporary soulful blues diva Shemekia Copeland. Produced by guitarist/songwriter […]

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