Shemekia Copeland Essentials
Blues singer/songwriter Shemekia Copeland wraps herself in the figurative cloth of the human experience. By leaning into the sister genres of the blues—most notably, rock and country—the Harlem native keeps her music brimming with the commonalities that connect us all. An animated raconteur, Copeland spins colourful tales about herself and those around her, as she does masterfully on “Ain’t Got Time For Hate”, a unifying call-to-action in song form from 2018’s America’s Child. She would further that agenda with 2020’s Uncivil War, highlighted by “Walk Until I Ride”, which homes in on themes of pride and perseverance.