Shemekia Copeland

BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)

Art + Entertainment + Music + Music/Instruments

Shemekia Copeland possesses one of the most instantly recognizable and deeply soulful roots music voices of our time, connecting with her audience on an intensely personal level. She is beloved worldwide for the fearlessness, honesty and humor of her music. She's opened for The Rolling Stones and entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Jeff Beck called her “amazing.” Carlos Santana says, “She’s incandescent…a diamond.” John Prine said “Shemekia always knocks me out.” She hosts her own popular daily blues radio show on SiriusXM’s Bluesville. In 2012, she performed with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Trombone Shorty, and others at the Obama White House. The Chicago Tribune’s famed jazz critic Howard Reich says, “Shemekia Copeland is the greatest female blues vocalist working today. She pushes the genre forward, confronting racism, hate, xenophobia, and other perils of our time.”