Shemekia Copeland

  • Avalon Theatre 40 East Dover Street Easton, MD, 21601 United States

It’s an honor to welcome to the Avalon stage this year’s Blues Music Award’s Female Artist of the Year for Contemporary Blues!

Whether she’s belting out a raucous blues-rocker, firing up a blistering soul-shouter, bringing the spirit to a gospel-fueled R&B rave-up, or digging deep down into a subtle, country-tinged ballad, Shemekia sounds like no one else.

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.

“Shemekia’s a ball-of-fire vocalist with a voice that’s part Memphis, part Chicago and all woman…devastatingly powerful. She’s a great singer, period.” CHICAGO SUN-TIMES