Shemekia Copeland’s voice is rich, soulful and totally commanding. Authoritative,
passionate Stax-styled stirrers, raw Chicago blues and countryish folk rockers.
Head- turning and outspoken, America’s Child is a true hybrid of simmering, real-
talking spirit and emphatic, folkie-and soul-style statement-making. She sings slow- burning soul and rollicking country-blues with growling vigor and potent conviction.
Bold and brassy attitude and soulful blues delivered with gospel fervor.
Fervent vocals and fierce delivery...Shemekia Copeland comes on stronger, harder and
wiser than ever in her incendiary new album, America’s Child. You’re hearing music conceived to ignite passions and raise sensibilities.
Searing, husky vocals deliver the meticulously chosen material with fierce intent,
balancing her emotionally moving four-alarm vocals with a more subtle tough yet
tender approach. The riveting America’s Child pushes boundaries, creating music
reflecting a larger, wider-ranging tract of Americana.
Shemekia Copeland is an antidote to artifice. She is a commanding presence, a
powerhouse vocalist delivering the truth.
America’s Child is powerful, ferocious, clear- eyed and hopeful...a soundtrack for
contemporary America. Copeland’s in such control of her voice she can scream at
injustices before she soothes with loving hope. It sends shivers up your spine.
America’s Child is her best album yet.
Also featuring Portland's own King Louie & LaRhonda Steele